Bik Van der Pol
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52% happy
52% happy is a project for the 2004 Biennale
of Puerto Rico. According to the World Value
Survey, Puerto Ricans are among the top range
of the happiest people in the world. Nigeria
has the highest percentage of happy people
followed by Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador and
Puerto Rico.

Factors that make people happy, though they
may vary from one country to the next are
genetic propensity to happiness, marriage,
making friends and valuing them, desiring less,
doing someone a good turn, having faith
(religious or not), not comparing your looks
with others, earning more money, growing old
gracefully, not worrying if you're not a

All volunteers who worked to make PR-04
possible, were given a T-shirt.
52% happy