Research for BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, finds world’s most satisfied nations
A new global study from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has found that some of the world’s poorest countries are amongst the happiest thanks to their access to and use of IT. By comparison, some of the richest nations have the least satisfied citizens.
The International Information Well-being Index follows on from the report ‘Information Dividend: Can IT make you happier?’ published earlier this year, which found that there is a connection between access to and use of IT, and happiness.
The Index shows that when adjusting for GDP, and when looking at 11 indicators such as the national percentage of broadband subscribers, some of the richest nations do considerably less well than expected in terms of the happiness levels of their citizens. By contrast, some of the poorest do the best.