Turkey backslides in global happiness ranking
Turkey ranked 104th out of 150 countries in the World Happiness Report 2021 published on Friday.
The country slid back by 11 places in 2020, from 93rd place in the previous year.
The report mainly focused on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives and how governments have dealt with the pandemic, as well as the criteria such as per capita income, freedom, health and social assistance opportunities, corruption report, education and purchasing power of the countries.
Finland took the lead as the happiest country in the report, while Afghanistan ranked last.
Turkey measured as being less happy than countries such as Bangladesh, Niger and Libya.
Happiness in Turkey is in record decline, particularly among men, according to Life Satisfaction Survey 2020, published by Turkish Statistical Institute in February. Less than half of Turks said they are happy, the study found.