By Nina Hobson on Mar 22, 2019 in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Featured, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Oceania, Regions, Sweden, Switzerland, Western Europe [social_warfare]
Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a row, Finland has been crowned the happiest nation on the planet.
Using data collected over the previous three years by independent poll group Gallup, the UN report ranks countries on “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be” based on income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support, generosity and perceptions of corruption.
2019 World Happiness Report top ten
Despite not having the