Northern Europe tops the list of the happiest countries in the world, but Norway is just outside the top three. The three countries who are happier than Norway are Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland.
Last year Switzerland had the happiest residents, while Denmark was in the third place. This year Denmark was back at the hop at the list, while Switzerland had to content itself with being in second place. Norwegians are the world’s fourth happiest people, just like last year.
The World Happiness Report ranks countries based on their citizens’ happiness and well-being. The report was developed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the University of British Columbia.
This year f it assessed the impact of differences within a society or the first time.
Professor at the University of British Columbia, John Helliwell, has worked on the report.
– The fact that the happiest countries remain at the top, shows that this type of research is based on conditions in life c that usually changes slowly, he says.
The ten least happy populations in the world are found in Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi, the report concludes.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today