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World happiness report, Finns are the happiest

Silent and melancholy - so the clichés are as follows: For the second Time in a row they were now. According to the world happiness report, Finland is the happi

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World happiness report, Finns are the happiest

Silent and melancholy - so the clichés are as follows: For the second Time in a row they were now. According to the world happiness report, Finland is the happiest country in the world. Germany is not in the Top Ten.

In Finland, live the happiest people. For the second Time in a row, the festival presents the world happiness report ("World Happiness Report"), which was presented at the world today lucky day at the United Nations in New York.

The Report is based on surveys of the U.S. market - and opinion research Institute Gallup, which were created in the course of three years. Therein 156 countries are compared to each other. The citizens were asked how happy they feel about themselves. In addition, factors such as gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, life expectancy, and corruption in government and the economy were taken into account.

nature, education, the Sauna - the Finnish recipe for happiness

What do the Finns make so happy? In Helsinki, one gets to this question different answers. A mother pushes her Newborn on the square in front of the Cathedral in the Finnish capital, says: "We live in a great country with a beautiful nature. The education system is very good, everything is clean and safe."

In the hip district of Kallio makes a 29-year-old waitress in a Café in addition to the many green places in the capital and the clean air, other factors. "We know how to be alone and on his own space. We have our Saunas. We drink the most coffee." After a short Pause, she adds: "And alcohol. But that does not make us happy, I think."

nature and leisure are the fins important.

The Social psychologist Jennifer De Paola of the University of Helsinki has looked at, what topics you released in Finland under the Hashtag #onnellinen - which means "happy" in social media. Your result: Above all, pictures with friends and family, but also Pets, impressions from the leisure and the nature of the people on Instagram and co. associated with your be happy.

In Finland, you will manage to remain in such Posts to be modest, De Paola. "The average Finn would not specify, for example, with a promotion or salary increase," says the researcher. The make happy, too: "social Compare, in a scientific point of view in connection with fear and unhappiness, particularly in the age of social media."

One of the words that describe the Finns, at best, is "Sisu". This is most likely with "perseverance" translate, with the help of the Finns, masters of their harsh climate, such as De Paola says. The Finnish happiness the foot in addition to social security and the ways to always re-invent. Everyone is equal, no one will be excluded. "Immigrants feel in Finland as well as the Locals," she says.

North Europe front

only Finland, other Northern European countries score in the rank list is very good: Denmark is ranked on place two in front of Norway and Iceland. The Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden follow.

Germany occupied space 17, so that the happiness of German citizens in the medium seems to be gorgeous, but resistant. The happiness values of American decline, they are currently on rank 19. On the unhappy people of South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan.

the focus of this year's report is the "happiness of community" and how social media and technology, social norms, conflicts, and the policy of the government, the happiness of the individual influence.

"such As communities in schools, the workplace, in neighbourhoods or in social media to interact with each other, has a profound impact on the happiness of the world," said John Helliwell, a Professor at the University of British Columbia and co-editor of the report.

if one Compares the current world happiness report, with the last study, the global happiness values have fallen overall.

The lucky speaks Finnish - world happiness report at the international day of happiness
Georg Schwarte, ARD New York
20.03.2019 15:42 PM

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