Colombia Claims World’s Happiest Country In Back-To-Back Years



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For the second year in a row, Colombia has topped the list as the world’s happiest country, according to a survey released Thursday by WIN-Gallup.
The survey known as the 2014 Barometer of Happiness and Hope reported that of the 1,012 Colombians polled, 86% self-reported as “happy,” while only 2% reported themselves as “unhappy.” This represents a rise of 9% from 2012 when 77% of respondents rated themselves as “happy.”
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Over half, 58%, of respondents reported they would not change countries.
The international market research company conducted surveys in 65 countries.
Fiji, Finland and Argentina follow Colombia in terms of self-reported happiness, according to the poll.
A majority of Colombians who would leave the country would choose Canada as a a new country of residence, according to the poll.
The poll also reported that 35% of Colombians were optimistic about the economic situation for 2014.
They also reported that 65% of Colombian believe the political situation could be improved with greater female participation in politics.
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