Global happiness unchanged by COVID pandemic, surprising experts

cause and effect

New York Post

The authors commented that, while well-being unsurprisingly slipped in Ukraine during the ongoing war with Russia, benevolence “grew sharply” there — and was, the study said, higher than when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

Co-author Jan-Emmanuel De Neve suggested that this surprising result “is thanks in part to the extraordinary rise in fellow feeling across Ukraine as picked up in data on helping strangers and donations — the Russian invasion has forged Ukraine into a nation.”

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