According to a Gallup International Survey at the end of the year 2020, 65% of Pakistanis claim to be happy in general. As compared to the previous year there is a decrease in proportion of Pakistanis who are generally happy.
Gallup Survey also revealed that out of 41 countries, Pakistan ranked 4th on the Happiness Index.
These interesting findings have emerged out of an annual, 46 country research conducted by Gallup International (founded by the world-renowned scholar and pollster Dr. George Gallup in 1947).
The survey in Pakistan was done by Gallup Pakistan. The study comprised internationally of 38,709 respondents covering different ethnicities, regions, religions, age, and gender.
The international press release with report can be accessed here. This study has been conducted every year in Pakistan and globally for the past 43 years and is unique in terms of sample size, coverage, and longitudinal analysis.
Average net happiness over the past decade (2011-2020) was 50%. Net happiness was highest in 2016 after which it fell to 48% in 2017, then rose to 65% in 2019. 2020. However, saw a sharp decline as net happiness fell to 40%.