PEOPLE in the Northeast are the least happy in the country since the National Council for Peace and Order came to power two years ago, a new survey has found.
People in the Isaan had an average score of 5.82 out of 10 when asked to rate their happiness following the military coup in May 2014, according to the results of the Rangsit University poll.
The survey was conducted on 3,500 people in all regions of the country during May 9 to 15.
People in the Central region were the happiest with an average score of 7.39 out of 10, director of the university’s Masters of Political Science programme, Chanchai Chitlaoarporn, told a press conference yesterday.
When asked whether they are happy, the average score for those who said “not bad” was 6.65. The scores in relation to their happiness over their physical and mental states were 7.03 and 6.26 respectively.
Asked about how successful ministries have been in returning happiness to the people, most people were happy with the Prime Minister’s Office at 8.25, followed by the Ministry of Defence (8.13) and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (8.02). Overall, the score for “OK” was 6.28.