Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports that 93% of Israelis say they are ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with their lives • 30’s & 40’s year-olds are less happy • Life expectancy for both Israeli men & women has increased by more than a decade since 1973.
By Zeev Klein
Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries on a list compiled by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and was ranked No. 11.
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According to the United Nations’ 2017 World Happiness Report published Monday, Israel has been ranked the world’s 11th happiest country for the 4th year in a row, placing comfortably ahead of the United States, which is 14th.
By i24NEWS – AFP
The report, which was released to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Happiness, uses happiness levels to quantify social progress and direct the goals of public policy.
It is the fifth such report since the first was published in 2012. Israel has climbed in the rankings from 2012, when it placed 14th, and has remained at 11 each year since then. Continue Reading »
Placing just after Sweden, the Jewish State ranks ‘happier’ than any of the Arab/Islamic states, with the closest in the Mid-East, Jordan, holding the #80 spot.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel is caught in an intractable conflict and situated in a region that is crumbling amidst religious extremist violence. And yet, Israelis are amongst the happiest people on earth, according to the annual World Happiness Report.
This year’s iteration of the global survey had Israel once again ranked as the 11th most happy nation, a position the Jewish state has held for the past three years.
The 10 countries that ranked ahead of Israel were, in order: Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Holland, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. Continue Reading »
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