Being Single and Unmarried is the happiest time of one’s life. Believe it or not, but a survey done in Bengaluru says that unmarried youth are the happiest among the rest of the couples in the city.
Survey says unmarried youth are happy in the city
A study conducted by the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) to measure happiness levels in the city, the results say that 61.6% of unmarried people are more likely to be happy when compared to the married couples (58.2%) in the city. The study says that the rate of happiness has seen a decline with the increase of age. People between the age margin of 18 to 25 have reported being the happiest at 63% from those above 60 years (56.5%).
The survey was conducted for around 1,800 people in the city from across age groups, income brackets, and relationship status. With the overall people in the list of happy population, only 26% have reported being ‘very happy’, leaving the rest to be partly happy.
“Of the total, 60% of the citizens were happy and it was found that women in the 35-44 age group and youngsters in the 18-25 age group were happier. Middle income and married people were found to be happier. Women were happier owing to economic independence. The youth were happier as they came from economically stable family backgrounds and had support,” said an official.
The reports that calculated on an income status of an individual, the study says that people with low income are less happy (54.5%) as compared to the middle (58.6%) and higher-income (58.5%) category.
India’s happiness index
The study focused on the happiness index of individuals based on environment, governance, personal factors, social infrastructure, and economic parameters. However, Various factors that determine the happiness levels of a country include life expectancy, social support, income, freedom, trust, health, and generosity, amongst others.
Countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are way ahead in the happiness rankings than India. A report says, Pakistan stands at 67th rank, China at 93, Bhutan at 95, Nepal at 100, Bangladesh at 125 and Sri Lanka at 130, leaving India way behind at 140. In 2018, India was placed on 133 positions, but this year its ranking went down to 140. In 2015, India was on 117 spots, in 2016 it was ranked on 118 spots. The position went up to 122 in 2017, according to reports.