The Swedish neighbor Finland has the happiest population in the world. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. They are in order: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria. The US ranked 19th dropping one spot from last year.
The Finnish citizens perceive themselves to be the most happy people in the world. This is not the first time, but the second year in a row, the Finnish population find themselves to be the happiest on earth according to The World Happiness Report.
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.
The Nordic countries are all in top of the list of the most happy people, but Sweden falls below not only Finland but also it’s neighbors Denmark and Norway, they score second and third place.
Sweden score a seventh place in The World Happiness Report, that is two places up from last year.
The reason all the Nordic countries score so high has an explanation according to Filip Fors, Doctor of Social Science. It’s due to a high economic welfare, high living standards and very low corruption at the same time the people have a very strong individualism.
Though Filip Fors can’t explain why the Finns feel they are the happiest people in the world.