Qatar Rank in World Happiness rankings in 2015

Qatar has fallen several spots in the newest edition of a UN report that ranks countries by the happiness of their residents.

According to the World Happiness Report 2016 Update, Qatar now comes 36th out of 157 countries, down from 28th last year.

This is the first significant change in the country’s rankings since the report began tabulating annual results in 2012. It may have to do with the inclusion of non-Arabic speakers in the results for the first time.

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Qatar ranked 27th from 2010-11 and 29th in the 2012 report. Also this year, Qatar fell below Saudi Arabia for the first time. The neighboring country was 34th this year, down one place from 2015.