In the report presented this Friday, Panama occupies position 41 with a score of 6,180, out of a total of 149 countries evaluated. In the previous report, the country was in position 36.
Despite this drop in the ranking, the country occupies the fifth position of the happiest countries in Latin America, led by Costa Rica (16), Uruguay (31), Brazil (35), Mexico (36), Panama (41) , and Chile (43).
For the preparation of this study, sponsored by the United Nations and which has been published since 2012, information from polls from the Gallup company is used, which interviews people in each country about their perception of happiness. These data are complemented with figures for GDP, life expectancy, data on individual freedom, trust in public institutions, perception of corruption, and others.
The top 20 of the World Happiness Report are occupied by: Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Austria, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Israel, Costa Rica, Ireland, Germany, United States, Czech Republic and Belgium.