According to the results of the global "Happiness Study," Australia has the happiest population with 46 percent saying they are “very happy.” The United States is the second happiest country in the world at 40 percent followed by Egypt (36 percent), and India (34 percent). The U.K. and Canada share the fifth spot with 32 percent claiming to be very happy.
According to the study, Hungary is the least happy country with 35 percent of its citizens saying they are either “disappointed” or “very unhappy,” followed by Russia (30 percent), Turkey (28 percent), South Africa (25 percent) and Poland (24 percent).
Globally, 20 percent of people claim to be “very happy” while 62 percent of individuals are “satisfied.” Ten percent of the world's population claim to be “disappointed” and 4 percent admit to being “very unhappy.”
I'm curious what a study like this would show if it were divided amongst religions and religious sects. Maybe I'm way too cynical but I can't help but think the majority of unhappy religious people would probably lie and say they were happy just because they are "supposed to be" better and happier than everyone else.