The world happiness report ranks 156 ranks countries based on a three-year average of surveys taken by Gallup. Finland Is Happiest Country In The World, South Sudan The Unhappiest March 21, 2019 Staff Writer . Our outlet has traditionally been humour, but according to a new study by American analytics company Gallup, South Africa is one of the unhappiest nations in the world. The United Kingdom was at number 13 (up two spots from 2019), Germany was again at 17, Japan was at 62 (down four spots from 2019), Russia was at 73 (down five spots) and China was at 94 (down one spot). Using Gallup data from more than 150 countries, today's report again ranks the world's happiest countries. by Natasha King 21-03-2019 13:43 The report ranked the countries … Published on 3/20/2019 at 2:04 PM. This is according to the 2019 World Happiness Report by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network issued on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. It’s followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands. When comparing happiness data and election outcomes from 15 countries in Europe from 1973 to 2012, Professor George Ward found that "… a country's level of life satisfaction is a robust predictor of election results." These are the top 10 happiest countries … Americans are the unhappiest they’ve ever been, U.N. report finds. South Africa has been ranked as one of the unhappiest countries in the world, coming in at 106th out of 156 countries surveyed. Finland is the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest World Happiness Report. Finland has been declared the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row. Factors survey participants are asked to consider include their country’s GDP, social support from friends and family, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perceived corruption, and recent emotions, reports Bloomberg. The UN took several factors into account when putting together its list of happiest and unhappiest nations. Indians are not as happy in 2019 as they were in 2018 and the country figures at 140th place, seven spots down from last year, on UN World Happiness Report- 2019, released on Wednesday. The happiest (and unhappiest) countries in the world Finland tops the list for the second year in a row, with South Sudan coming last in UN rankings ... 26 Mar 2019. While Israel dropped two places in the 2019 rankings, the country's overall happiness has increased slightly between the time periods of 2005-2008 and 2016-2018, the report shows. ... 2019 at 11:06 a.m. UTC. Besides the happiest countries, the World Happiness Report also looked at the places where people are the unhappiest.