Of modest means, relatively, but Indonesia leads the world in levels of reported happiness.
Poor people from countries like Indonesia are happier, according to a poll of 18,687 adults conducted from November 1st to 15th 2011 in 24 countries by Ipsos, a Paris based research company, and published in the suitably named but Canadian "What Makes You Happy" magazine.
On being asked whether they were "very happy" a thumping 51% of smiling Indonesians answered in the affirmative, well clear of the pretty cheerful Indians and Mexicans (both 43%), with a large gap again down to the Turks and Brazilians each on 30%.
A further 42% of Indonesians reported being, if not very happy, "rather happy", which is close enough, bringing the total happiness level in the country to a staggering 92%.
The average "very happy" percentage for the world as a whole was a meagre 22%; miserable, po-faced Europeans were most responsible for this low figure, with Hungarians and Russians polling only in the single figures, with their wealthier, welfare-cushioned, dying breed cousins to the west like Italians and Frenchmen not faring much better, in the teens.
Continent-wide Europe managed only a 15% average, with Latin America leading the world in self reported cheeriness at 32% average, followed by North America on 27%, and then all on 24% were Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Tukul: a typical "very happy" Indonesian
For Indonesia the triumph of leading the world in the happiness stakes was tempered with the fact that the country saw a sizeable 7% drop in "happiness intensity" from the last time the poll was conducted, in 2007.
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