Despite War, Israel Ranks 5th Happiest Country in the World

The Fellowship  |  March 28, 2024

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Even as war rages, Israelis are still happy to live in the Jewish homeland, reports Israel21c:

Despite entering its fifth month of war in Gaza, Israel was recently ranked as the world’s fifth happiest country by the 2024 World Happiness Report, dropping only one place from last year.

Sponsored by the UN, the report is based on a three-year polling average of the results of a happiness measurement survey conducted internationally by the polling company Gallup.

The index measures happiness based on three criterias: life evaluation, positive emotions and negative emotions. In this year’s report, life evaluation measurements fell sharply in Israel, as did the statistics for positive emotions. In fact, Israel was ranked 60th in the negative emotions index this year, compared to 119th in last year’s report.