Monday 20 March marks International Day of Happiness.
The annual World Happiness Report 2017 has been recently released.
It looks at the social foundations of happiness as well as assessing the country and its population according to:
- having someone to count on
- a sense of freedom
- and freedom from corruption
- GDP per capita
- healthy life expectancy
According to the report, Norway is the happiest country in the world, having jumped from fourth place last year.
Denmark places second, Iceland third and Switzerland fourth.
America, despite sitting in the top 20 at 15th, has been consistently falling in the ranks.
Here's a map to illustrate the statistics:
Top 10 happiest countries in the world:
8. New Zealand
Top ten unhappiest countries in the world
147. South Sudan
155. Central African Republic