Panama is the happiest nation on Earth

PANAMA – If you’re happy and you know it, then you probably live in Latin America. Latin American countries dominated a Gallup poll that revealed populations with the most positive emotions.

Coming in first place? Panama. A whopping 85% of Panama residents responded positively when asked about their overall well-being. Looks like money doesn’t buy happiness because Panama ranked 90th in a worldwide GDP, which means Gross Domestic Product. It’s basically a measurement of the country’s wealth. And 90th place is no bueno.

Singapore has nothing to sing about. They came in dead last and get this; they have one of the highest GDPs in the world. Only 46% of Singapore residents answered “yes” to questions such as “do you smile a lot?” and “do you feel treated with respect?’ Singapore even beat out Syria, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Now those countries have something to complain about.

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1 Comment

  • Carlos5512

    It's absolutely NOT TRUE that Panama ranks 90th in GDP. In fact, Panama has one of the world's highest GDP. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Panama expanded 10.40% in the second quarter of 2012 over the same quarter of the previous year. From 2010 until 2012, Panama GDP Annual Growth Rate averaged 9.5%, reaching an all time high of 12.2% in June of 2011 and a record. "No bueno???" FYI, Panama is one of the fastest growing countries in the Americas. Its economy is greatly influenced by the famous canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and business-friendly regulations. As a result, service sector with insurance, finance, legal industries and flagship registry accounts for 80% of GDP. Check how many countries in the world has a GDP above 10%. You should correct your video as its missleading and wrong on the GDP issue. Make the correction, that would be "muy bueno."