Monday, October 25, 2010

Is Britain Losing Happiness?

How could this make anyone unhappy? From Stippy.
Yes, according to a new survey by the Legatum Institute. They are also dropping in wealth and prosperity. The survey covered around 90% of the world's population in 110 countries. Britain may be falling behind because of decreased trust in financial institutions, anxiety over jobs, and lagging healthcare and education systems. As usual with lists such as these, Scandanavian countries like Denmark and Norway came in on top, while the U.S. came in tenth and Britain came in 13th.

This is the Legatum Institute's fourth annual survey of prosperity and wellbeing. Their goal is to provide a "holistic understanding of Prosperity," which sounds similar to Bhutan's concept of Gross National Happiness, but with economic factors included.

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