Can We Live Here? Discover the Happiest Countries in the World!
Lifestyle| | By Chelsea Cansino
When it comes to a population’s happiness, quantifying it can be difficult. But by taking a series of differing factors, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has developed a “Happiness Index” that compiles these different factors to reveal the overall well-being of a country.
The first World Happiness Report released by SDSN in 2012, concluded that social equality largely affected the country’s level of happiness rather than the wealth of the country. Researchers ask individuals in each country to rank their own happiness, then they’re weighted on six other factors: levels of GDP, generosity, freedom, support, corruption, and life expectancy. So what’s the happiest country in the world? Where did the United States land in the Top 20? Not as high as you might think. Take a look below.