Q. Which of the following are the indicators of “World Happiness Index”?
1. GDP per capita
2. Social support
3. Environmental sustainability
4. Healthy life expectancy
5. Generosity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

[B] 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

[C] 1, 2 and 4 only

[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Answer: B

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released the World Happiness Report on 20th March, 2020. 

  • The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. 
  • The rankings are based on polling (Gallup World Poll) which looks at six variables: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption. 
  • The 2020 Report for the first-time ranked cities around the world by their subjective well-being and looked into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect happiness. 

Source: The Hindu