The World Happiness Report is a point of interest review of the condition of worldwide happiness. The World Happiness Report 2017, positions 155 nations by their happiness levels. This is the fifth one to turn out since 2012, keeps on increasing worldwide acknowledgment as governments, associations and common society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform their policy-making decisions.
Below is a list of rankings of world’s 10 happiest countries, The report ranked countries on seven main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance. The United States came in 14th place, dropping one place from last year. The full report can be found at worldhappiness.report.
Norway takes the title of the world’s happiest country this year. It climbed three spots from fourth in 2016 — though, as the report notes, the top four’s scores are close to one another’s.
Denmark was ousted from the top spot it guaranteed in 2016, yet No. 2 is still bounty happy. “What works in the Nordic nations is a feeling of group and comprehension in the benefit of all,” clarified Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, to The Associated Press. Wiking was not some portion of the World Happiness Report.
Iceland took the bronze medal in the 2017 rankings.
Switzerland is fourth in the 2017 happiness rankings after taking second the year before
Finland balances the main five in the 2017 report. In one of its sections, Columbia University teacher Jeffrey Sachs noticed that “the Nordic nations far outpace the U.S. on individual flexibility, social support, and lower debasement.”
The Netherlands and Canada traded places in the 2017 report.
Canada, which dropped one spot in the vicinity of 2016 and 2017, is the first non-Western European nation to show up in the current year’s rankings.
New Zealand came 8th in this year’s ranking. The same position in 2016
Australia, also remained in the same place in the new rankings, remaining in ninth
Sweden ranks fifth among Nordic countries in the happiness report — and 10th in the world