Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh among top three smaller states in Happiness rankings 2020

 NEW DELHI | SEPT 16, 2020: In the happiness rankings of states and union territories, Mizoram, Punjab, and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands are the top three states whereas Odisha, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh are the bottom three.

Among the big states, Punjab, Gujarat, and Telangana are among the top three states in happiness rankings. Among smaller states, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh are the top three states.

Among union territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep are the top three union territories in happiness rankings.

The results show marital status, age group, education, and income level are overall positively related to happiness and married people are happier than unmarried people.

The study is based on a nationwide survey covering 16,950 people between March and July 2020 by Professor Rajesh K Pillania. He is recognised for his extensive research, jointly ranked number one in average research productivity among management faculty (including IIMs & IITs ) in India between 1968 to 2014.

Dr Ashley Whillans, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, and a leading scholar in the time, money, and happiness research field, emphasises that people who value time over money report greater well-being.

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