The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

The rankings are performed based on data collected from people in over 150 countries. Each variable measured reveals a populated-weighted average score on a scale running from 0 to 10 that is tracked over time and compared against other countries. These variables currently include: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption. Each country is also compared against a hypothetical nation called Dystopia.

Here are the rankings in the Arab World:
21. United Arab Emirates (6.825)
28. Saudi Arabia (6.375)
29. Qatar (6.374)
37. Bahrain (6.199)
51. Kuwait (6.021)
91. Lebanon (5.197)
101. Jordan (4.906)
110. Palestinian Territories (4.696)
126. Iraq (4.437)
137. Egypt (4.166)
149. Syria (3.462)

And here are Lebanon’s scores:
Ladder: 91
SD of Ladder: 60
Positive affect: 150
Negative affect: 61
Social support: 89
Freedom: 136
Corruption: 133
Generosity: 63
Log of GDP per capita: 73
Healthy life expectancy: 66

We ranked lowest in freedom, corruption, and positive affect.

You can check out the full report [here].