Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Finland have happiest peopleChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 8, 2019
In 2018, over 62% of people aged 16 and over in the European Union reported being happy all of the time (14%) or most of the time (48%) over the past four weeks, while 12% were rarely (8%) or never happy (2%).
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In contrast, the frequency of being happy is the lowest in Latvia where 31% of people reported being happy all or most of the time and Bulgaria (35%), followed by Croatia (42%), Lithuania (45%), Greece and Romania (both 46%).
Looking at the extremes, Spain recorded the highest share of people that were happy all of the time (29%), while a similar share of people in Latvia (28%) reported being happy rarely or never over the last four weeks. ■