Posted by Iris Hami on Aug 15, 2010 8:43:09 PM
A poll published in Forbes magazine shows that Israelis feel a sense of well-being to a degree rivaled by few other peoples in the world. Only the Scandinavians, their senses perhaps distorted by seasonal extremes of daylight, have a more cheery self-perception.
The Gallup poll ranked 155 countries on their inhabitants' sense of well-being, based on in-person and phone surveys. The in-depth poll was conducted between 2005 and 2009, and measured two types of well-being. First pollsters asked subjects to reflect on their overall satisfaction with their lives, and ranked their answers using a "life evaluation" score from 1 to 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 who reported high scores were considered "thriving."
The poll showed that 62 percent of Israelis believe that they're "thriving" -- tying the Jewish State with Australia, Canada, and Switzerland and well ahead of fellow human beings in the United States and the United Kingdom.
We are leaders in worldwide travel planning and execution. We focus on personalized service. We take the time to listen to your needs, desires and dreams and then come up with the perfect trip for you. We’re there to create the unforgettable experience for group tours and individual travelers.