RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been ranked as the world’s third happiest nation and ninth as the hopeful country with the economic future. The Kingdom is also ranked sixth concerning this year being a better one. The ranking is based on a poll conducted by Wayne Gallup International for Independent Research.
According to the poll, the happiest country in the world is Colombia, and the unhappiest country is Iraq.
Bangladesh, China, Nigeria, Fiji and Morocco are the most hopeful nations, while Italy is the least hopeful.
The findings are from a new study conducted by WIN/Gallup International Association that interviewed people from 68 countries.
According to the Happiness International Index based on the poll findings, Colombia is the happiest country at 85 percent, Fiji second at 82 percent, Saudi Arabia third at 82 percent, Azerbaijan fourth at 81 per cent and fifth Vietnam at 80 per cent.
Argentina occupies sixth place at 79 per cent, with Panama following at 79 per cent, Mexico at 76 per cent, Ecuador at 75 per cent, and China and Iceland at 74 per cent each ranking 10th place, according to Arab News.