Denmark is consistently close to the top of the list, and sometimes ranks in 1st place. The council has been mandated by the United Nations to carry out yearly assessment of how citizens feel about the state of affairs in their respective countries.
The campaign planning started previous year when Finland was named the world's happiest country in the United Nations' World Happiness Report. Despite the oil business giving the youngest country in the continent hope; frequent political instability seems to have influenced the results making it the most bad country to live in.
Bolstered by population growth, overall world happiness has fallen over the past few years, which has mostly been fueled by a sustained drop in India, which came in 140th place this year (versus 133rd place in 2018).
None of the world's major economic powerhouses made it to the top 10. "But the response of New Zealand's people to the attacks does".
Special chapters focus on generosity and pro-social behaviour, the effects of happiness on voting behaviour, big data, and the happiness effects of Internet use and addictions.
U.S. analytics and advisory company Gallup, and the United Nations, have released the 2019 World Happiness Report - a survey of the state of global happiness ranking 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.More news: Trump slams Russia probe but says report should be public
Among India's neighbours, Pakistan was ranked 67th, Bangladesh 125th and China 93rd.
Countries are ranked by the happiness study based on questions from the Gallup World Poll, following which the results are correlated with other factors, including social security and GDP.
Japan sank to 58th place, just one notch above Honduras - a Central American country battered by gang violence and poverty.
But the Danes have stymied the haemorrhaging and are back up to second in UN's latest 2019 World Happiness report (here in English).
The survey said as performing well on all the indicators, the most content countries all tended to have very stable societies, with happiness levels changing comparatively little since 2005.