#MakeoverMonday Week 19 2020: World Happiness Report

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This week we’re looking at the World Happiness Report 2020, which lists over 150 countries in order of their reported happiness, based on a survey conducted by Gallup.

This is the viz:

What works well:

  • Ranking from most happy to least happy country
  • Total score is listed behind each country for context
  • I love the gridlines in the chart
  • Color legend is okay too

What could be improved:

  • The colors are not great at all, the combination is strange, especially with the fluorescent yellow and the strange pastel purple. Not appealing at all.
  • There are no insights listed on the viz itself and the different metrics are not explained. As the report is rather lengthy (140+ pages), having the image by itself means it can be misunderstood.
  • The chart title is not very descriptive, it would be helpful to have a short subtitle included.

What I did:

  • I’ve been very stretched for time lately, so a super simple viz has to suffice for this topic.
  • It’s a bar chart of the top 10 countries, the 10 happiest countries in the world.
  • Here it is:

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