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Want More Happiness and Less Economic Turmoil? Move to Ecuador

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According to Gallup Poll if you desire happiness and economic freedom, live in Ecuador. Those born in this South American nation enjoyed more positive attitudes and higher poverty reduction rates in 2012.

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2012: Less Poverty and More Happiness in Ecuador

Ecuadorians lived this year experiencing greater happiness, living in greater satisfaction to their needs and receiving the impact of the reduction of five percent in the poverty indicator.

A poll released here by Gallup notes that Ecuador is one of the 10 happiest countries in the world among 148 studied.

According to the source, those born in this South American nation, including nearly 150,000 respondents around the world, were the ones who showed more positive attitudes.

The survey included five questions about the positive experiences people had had the previous day, such as whether they had slept well, if they were treated with respect, if they smiled or laughed a lot.

They were also asked about whether they had done or learned something interesting and if they experienced feelings of joy.

The location in this range of Ecuador reflects the achievements of these administrations in almost six years, according to the newspaper El Ciudadano.

The source states that this country is among the countries with the highest economic growth in the region this year, with eight percent, above Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

The source also recognizes that unemployment in Ecuador is lower than the regional average, experiencing a decrease of 5.5 percent in September 2011 to 4.6 in the same period this year.

The achievements in economic policy were echoed by the mood of the citizens, who can feel the growth of the nation in the coverage of family basket, that from 2006 to this year increased by 25.5 percentage points.

One of the major economic factors in the stage was the unified base salary increase of $ 122 in 2006 to $ 292 in 2007, which will rise in 2013 to over $ 300 USD.

Regarding the results of Ecuador, the Minister for Economic and Social Inclusion, Doris Soliz, said this week that reducing poverty is the greatest achievement of the national government in social development.

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