The World Happiness Report 2017 was just released and the happiest country in the world is… Norway.
Maybe that explains why they jump off of ramps on skis?
Canada, which usually does very well in these kinds of lifestyle polls, landed in 7th. We are generally pretty happy. As long as we have a good hockey game on, a pizza and a case of beer; we’ll happily pay all kinds of tax.
The remaining Top 5 are Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.
How did the U.S. do?
Are Americans happy?
One look at the news, social media or the newspapers, and one sure wouldn’t guess there’s any type of happiness there right now. It’s like a political tinder box; and they have a rookie politician for a President, who apparently likes to play with matches.
But, the States landed in 14th, and they can take solace in the fact that they beat the U.K.
I blame that on lack of sunshine. And maybe lack of fluoride. The U.K. came in 19th.
And maybe next time President Trump can make it even more awkward when Angela Merkel comes to visit. He can remind her that Germany landed in a disappointing 16th place.
This report refers to it as the “economics of happiness,” and it takes into account various factors when ranking the overall happiness of a country including the country’s perception of corruption, life expectancy at birth, generosity, social support, average GDP per capita and freedom to make life choices.
Apparently the United States is in a downward trend, and Americans are becoming increasingly unhappy. The reasons, despite making more money than most are seem to be; less social support, less sense of personal freedom, lower donations, and more perceived corruption of government and business.”
Can Donald Trump make America “Great Again?”