Since 2012, the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published an annual report on the state of the world’s happiness. This year’s study examines the connection between happiness and a country’s development.
A thousand or so citizens in each of 156 U.N. member countries were asked to rate their quality of life on a scale from 0 to 10. Meanwhile, the researchers culled data on six areas: GDP per capita; healthy life expectancy; social support, freedom; generosity; and the absence of corruption.
For the second year running, Finland has earned the top spot. Here are the results:
The U.S. ranked 19th.
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