THE happiest people in the world apparently live in Northern Europe.
The World Happiness Report ranks Syria. Rawanda and the Central African Republic near the bottom of the chart for happiness measures, but Denmark the happiest nation of all with Norway second. Australia came in at 10, New Zealand at 13 and the US at 17.
The report uses six key variables to measure and explain a country’s happiness. These include real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption, and generosity. The report shows significant changes in happiness in countries over time, with some countries rising and others falling over the past five years with Australia showing a very slight increase in overall happiness since 2005.
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