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Luxembourg world’s 8th happiest country

Luxembourg ranks number 8 out of 149 countries in the World Happiness Report 2021. The happiness score includes measures such as GDP, social support, corruption levels and personal freedom.
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A focus on COVID-19 effects

The World Happiness Report 2021 focuses on the effects of COVID-19 and how people all over the world have fared with two main objectives: to focus on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives, and to describe and evaluate how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic. In particular, the report aims to explain why some countries have done so much better than others.

The World Happiness Report is an annual UN-sponsored report now in its ninth year, carried out by the Gallup Institute.

Luxembourg’s performance

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Luxembourg has been ranked 8th up from 10th in 2020. The rise is mainly thanks to the good economic performance of the country in this period of crisis.

To establish the ranking, the authors conduct interviews with residents of the 149 countries to gauge their level of happiness. These data are then crossed with national GDP, social support, personal freedom and levels of corruption to give each nation a happiness score.

Greater Region performances:
– Germany: 13th place
– Belgium: 20th place
– France: 21st place

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