Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rankings: Happiest Countries on Earth

The U.S. ranks 14th. From the Washington Post:

Norway is the happiest country on Earth, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, an annual ranking of 155 countries published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a United Nations initiative. The Scandinavian country unseated Denmark for the top spot on this year's list, published Monday in conjunction with the U.N.'s International Day of Happiness.

Not far behind Norway are Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland. Tied for ninth are the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

The Central African Republic, a landlocked nation that has seen increasing violence between warring factions, came in last.

The United States fell in at No. 14, down a spot from last year. The U.S. has never cracked the top 10 since the rankings were first published in 2012, when it came in at No. 11.

You can read more here.


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