The UN World Happiness Day report is out today.it reflects growing global interest in using happiness and subjective well-being as indicators for the quality of human development. Many governments use the data to enable policies which support better lives.
Social factors play an underappreciated role. Despite substantial economic growth in China and the USA there was a decline in happiness. Wealth or economics alone could not explain the high rates to happiness. Social scientists claim it takes good social foundations and trust.
NORWAY made # 1 on the scale of 155. Researchers claim it’s the “human things” that matter, such as a feeling of community , cited as strong in a country of just 5 million.
These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World:
NORWAY Happiness Rank 1 Best Country Rank 10
DENMARK Happiness Rank 2 Best Country Rank 12
ICELAND Happiness Rank 3 Best Country Rank – not ranked
SWITZERLAND Happiness Rank 4 Best Country Rank 1
FINLAND Happiness Rank 5 Best Country Rank 13
NETHERLANDS Happiness Rank 6 Best Country Rank 11
CANADA Happiness Rank 7 Best Country Rank 2
New Zealand Happiness Rank 8 Best Country Rank 14
AUSTRALIA Happiness Rank 9 Best Country Rank 8
SWEDEN Happiness Rank 10 Best Country Rank 6