Although the gaming proceeds rose by a few percent last year, money from alcohol and tobacco sales jumped by more than a sixth.
History has seen societies that both embrace and shun openly gay service-members in the military.
But more recently, the high-profile 2010 hearings on Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the United States propelled the issue to the center of international attention.
By contrast, countries near the bottom of the index show the lack of aspiration to promote greater inclusion of the LGBT military personnel.
Estonia’s small language group, with just over a million native speakers worldwide, manages to support a surprisingly vibrant literature scene.
The rates fell significantly in Malta (-3.7 pp), Latvia (-3.6 pp), Hungary (-3.2 pp), and Croatia and Portugal (both -1.2 pp).
No large variations were seen in the other countries for which data is available. In Eurostat’s online database, provisional indicators are flagged ‘p’ (provisional) to distinguish them from final data.
One of the reasons for that is the booming alcohol retail industry, set up largely to cater to Finnish tourists looking for cheaper beverages than they can find at home.
That’s because some of the money raised through alcohol taxes are channeled into cultural funds that help support many of the books published in Estonian.
The Eesti Kulturkapital fund was established during the country’s spell of independence between the first and second world wars.