According to the “Barometer of Happiness and Hope” survey released by WIN-Gallup in 2014, “of the 1,012 Colombians polled, 86% self-reported as “happy,” while only 2% reported themselves as “unhappy.” This represents a rise of 9% from 2012 when 77% of respondents rated themselves as “happy.” In addition, more than half of the survey’s participants said they would not move countries and many Colombians were also optimistic for the future. Other countries to top the list in recent studies include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Switzerland and Canada.