Over the last few years the polling organization Gallup has been tracking the “happiness” of nations all over the world, and their just released survey results (and the following map that was created by the Washington Post’s Max Fisher) is quite telling…
Notice the concentration of the least emotional/unhappy nations in the world?
Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and other ex-members of the former Soviet Union all rank very highly on the wrong end of Gallup’s survey, while Western Europe and the America’s are all content with life and generally happy people.
I wonder if this has anything to do with the soul crushing, godless Communism that was imposed on the Soviet bloc for more then four decades?
What say you?