These days it seems like few people are all that happy in the U.S., but there are definately parts of the world where happiness is the norm among residents, and a new report reveals which nations are the happiest overall.
The U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network just released their annual World Happiness Report ranking 156 countries based on happiness factors like life expectancy, social support and corruption. Topping the list this year is Finland lands on top, with a score of 7.769 out of ten, with several Nordic countries making the Top Ten including Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
As for the U.S., it drops one spot from last year to 19, and when it comes to factors that make up a happy country, American doesn’t make the Top Ten in any area except income, where it’s 10th. In fact, it comes in 12thfor generosity, 37thfor social support, 42ndfor corruption, and shockingly, 61stfor freedom.
Top Ten Happiest Nations
- New Zealand
As for the bottom of the list, people in South Sudan are the least happy, followed by the Central African Republic and Afghanistan.
Ten Least Happy Nations
- South Sudan
- Central African Republic