happiness by country

Poorer countries tended to respond happier, with one rich exception.

“When looking at this question by national income, there is a slightly negative correlation between saying the day is a good one and per capita GDP. The U.S. is a major outlier on this measure. It has the highest GDP per capita among the countries surveyed and Americans were more likely to rate a day as particularly good than people in other rich nations.”

So, how’s your day going?

Who’s having a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day around the world via io9.