Pic: Ireland ranks a distinct ‘not too bad’ on the list of the world’s happiest countries
Feck this, we're off to Paraguay.
Ireland’s position in the list of the world’s happiest countries is best described as not too bad, a phrase we imagine the vast majority of Irish people would use if asked exactly how happy they are.
To mark International Day of Happiness last Friday, Gallup conducted a poll amongst adults in 143 countries to determine which of those countries was the happiest, with Latin America pretty much dominating the top ten.
The poll was conducted in 2014 and those surveyed were asked if they “experienced a lot of enjoyment, smiled or laughed a lot, felt well-rested and felt treated with respect” with Gallup compiling the positive responses to come up with a Positive Experience Index Score.
The Positive Experience Score for 2014 was 71, a score that Gallup claim has remained remarkably consistent over the years.
As it turns out, Ireland was above average with a score of 76, which was enough to earn a ranking of joint-ninth alongside countries such as Belgium, France, Mauritius and Mexico.
Not bad, right?
Paraguay must be a great place to live altogether because they finished far and away ahead of the chasing pack with a score of 89, five points more than Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala.
Sudan finished bottom of the list with a score of 47, slightly better than the likes of Tunisia, Turkey and Serbia.
A move to Paraguay might do you no harm lads.
Read the results of the survey in full here.