The world’s happiest countries have been revealed and it’s bad news for the UK and US

The annual World Happiness Report 2017 has been released and it looks at the social foundations of happiness and also assesses the country and population on a range of contributing factors.

These include:

  • Having someone to count on
  • Generosity
  • A sense of freedom
  • Freedom from corruption
  • GDP per capita
  • Health and life expectancy

But where does your country rank on the list?

The 10 happiest countries in the world are:

1. Norway

2. Denmark

3. Iceland

4. Switzerland

5. Finland

6. Netherlands

7. Canada

8. New Zealand

9. Australia

10. Sweden


According to the report, Norway is the happiest country in the world after being ranked in fourth place last year. It seems that Scandinavia is the place to be, with Denmark and Sweden also featuring in the top 10.

Click next to read more about why it’s bad news for the UK and US!

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