First they asked subjects to reflect on their overall satisfaction with their lives, and ranked their answers using a "life evaluation" score between 1 and 10. Then they asked questions about how each subject had felt the previous day. Those answers allowed researchers to score their "daily experiences"--things like whether they felt well-rested, respected, free of pain and intellectually engaged.
Subjects that reported high scores were considered "thriving." The percentage of thriving individuals in each country determined our rankings.El Salvador (34th), Guatemala (38th), Honduras (42nd) finished pretty high on the list which I would say is pretty surprising given what we read in the news everyday. (Prensa Libre)
Costa Rica finished first among all the Latin American nations and 6th overall while Belize finished in 30th place.
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