Finland is now ranked the happiest country in the world — for the sixth time in a row — according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Monday.
The report added all these factors “play strong roles in supporting life evaluations.”.
The report noted governments can now, potentially, measure happiness as a way to achieve better well-being and higher happiness levels for its residents.
The report said the 10 happiest countries in the world are Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg and New Zealand.
The United States ranked high, at No. 15.
Canada (No. 13), the United Kingdom (No. 19) and Australia (No. 12) also placed well for happiness.
Countries that ranked lowest in the report include Iraq, Ghana, Pakistan and Niger, with Lebanon and Afghanistan placing last out of all the countries. »