By: Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Denmark is the world’s happiest place and Taiwan is the 35th, according to the “World Happiness Report 2016” released in Rome on Wednesday.
The top 10 countries in the report were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden, in that order.
Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi were listed at the bottom of the rankings, with Burundi at the very bottom.
The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for the United Nations and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, collected answers from roughly 3,000 respondents in each of the 157 countries and economies.
In the Asian region, Singapore was listed at 22nd, Thailand 33rd and Saudi Arabia 34th. [FULL STORY]