Zimbabwe Among Unhappiest Countries In The World- UN Survey
A United Nations survey has ranked Zimbabweans as the 11th unhappiest population in the world
The survey was conducted as part of celebrations to mark this year’s International Happiness Day, Wednesday. Zimbabwe just missed out on the top ten least happy countries by just 0.236 points ahead of Haiti, Botswana, Syria, Malawi, Yemen, Rwanda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Central African Republic and South Sudan which rank as the worst. In the SADC region, Zimbabweans are the third unhappiest citizens after Botswana and Malawi.
The survey uses six variables to explain the variation of happiness across countries that include a country’s GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and an absence of corruption. According to the report which used data from 2016 to 2018 Zimbabweans’ unhappiness comes from government’s continued failure to provide basic social support services to a greater extent. A low GPD per capita is also of great concern, followed by a low healthy life expectancy, freedom and lastly the high presence of corruption within the southern African country.
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