Looks like the Scandinavians must be doing something right!
Norway just overtook Denmark as this year’s happiest country in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2017.
The World Happiness Report is by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched by the United Nations in 2012.
Factors include per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.
The United States is ranked at number 14, falling down one spot from the previous years.
Nordic nations topped the ranking, as follows:
8. New Zealand
The Philippines is ranked at 72nd out of 155 countries total, scoring from highest to lowest in the following areas: social support area measure of the Happiness Index (1.254), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita (0.858), freedom to make life choices (0.585), health life expectancy (0.468), generosity (0.194) and perceptions of corruption (0.099).
The country jumped 10 spots from 82 last year.
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