Six in ten Romanians are rather happy then unhappy, reads a study by the Research Institute of Quality of Life in Romania. Yet, the UN report on the happiness level worldwide in 2016 ranks Romania the 57th with an average score of 5,825, among the lowest in Europe. The Romanian research institute says that the happiness level is however on the rise.
Sociologists point out that respondents are seldom mistaking happiness with satisfaction.The happiest people live in Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
March 20 is declared the International Day of Happiness.
Founded on June 28, 2012 The International Day of Happiness Resolution 66/281 was the result of the effort of United Nations adviser Jayme Illien, who conceptualized the idea for a U.N. Resolution that would recognize the pursuit of happiness as a human right and a “fundamental human goal.”