World’s happiest countries for 2024 revealed – as US drops out of top 20

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The Independent

Israel is surprisingly at 5, amid its ongoing war on Hamas in Gaza. However, the authors do point out that the three-year average of the rankings often mutes the effect of “cataclysmic events happening during a particular year”.

The survey, which was conducted in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank before the events of 7 October, ranks the Palestinian happiness score at 103.