Canada beats U.S. in global happiness index


YoungJoonKim
#1
Biased or non-biased?
United States, richest country on Earth by GDP, scores lower than Canada.
And by GDP, happiest countries on Earth has less.

What is Gross Domestic Product?
Its a measure of goods and services (wealth) that exists within a country.
Even if GDP is lower, it is evident that a country can be much...much happier.

I guess money just can't buy happiness :P


http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/Top...ppiness_070831
 
I think not
#2
Oh big deal, you ask a population if they're happy the way things are going.

Score ten for being self-absorbed.
 
YoungJoonKim
#3
I will be back to you when I figure out how they formulate the result
 
I think not
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by YoungJoonKim View Post

I will be back to you when I figure out how they formulate the result

Don't forget margin of error.
 
Toro
#5
The relationship between money and happiness is weak.

I believe Africa often scores high on these types of surveys.
 
gopher
#6
Much of the USA's wealth is in the hands of the wealthy elite class. The vast majority of us work for a living and rarely enjoy the luxuries they do.
 
YoungJoonKim
#7
Quote:

The vast majority of us work for a living and rarely enjoy the luxuries they do.

Don't worry, we still have some pie left for us.
 
gopher
#8
Yeah, but who likes crumbs?
 
I think not
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Much of the USA's wealth is in the hands of the wealthy elite class. The vast majority of us work for a living and rarely enjoy the luxuries they do.

You miss having a jaguar? Sailboat? Private jet? What?
 
gopher
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

You miss having a jaguar? Sailboat? Private jet? What?


... still looking for a wealthy wife --- perhaps she's just around the corner!
 
dumpthemonarchy
#11
The man who does the survey says Columbia and Guatemala are Western countries. Is that so? Guatemala is not rich or very democratic.
The quote:

Veenhoven says all countries in the top group scored closely, with the differences small.
"All these countries in the top are Western and they're rich," Veenhoven told CTV.ca in a phone interview from Rotterdam. "They're democratic, and they have a lot of gender equality and are fairly tolerant."
 

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