Northern Europeans Are World’s Happiest People Says 2013 Report

Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain fall dramatically down rankings because of recent economic woes, while political turmoil has Egyptians, Burmese and Saudi Arabians feeling low

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Danish youths sits around a water fountain surrounded by traditional architecture in the Kultorvet district of Copenhagen, Denmark, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Northern Europe boasts the world’s happiest people while Egypt and nations suffering in the Eurozone crisis are markedly glee-free, according to a new study released Monday.

The 2013 World Happiness Report surveyed 156 countries and determined that Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are the world’s happiest nations. The U.S. came in at 17th cheeriest behind Canada in 6th and Mexico in 16th places. The world’s most populous country, China, came in at 93rd.

Inhabitants of Sub-Saharan African nations Rwanda, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Benin and Togo were least satisfied with their lives, according to the report by Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

[CNN]

7 comments
140555jan
140555jan

Well...

I am on the otherside of the globe

In Wikingland....

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Is somebody listening...???

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Or am I just writing out in the blue....

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Well IF...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR....!!!!!!!

FROM DENMARK.......


KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKRGS   JAN ROHDE ( male)


Love you, and kisses to the modarator ....

140555jan
140555jan

And ..


Dear People in US. and Time....


I have written some things...


You postet the right things...


So you do now have friends in Scandinavian...


Hugs



140555jan
140555jan

about happiest country in the world

I am Danish...

Can tell you why...!!


We care about each other..

And about our country...


We are about 5.5 mill people

Most of us is Scandinavians, ..


The thrue Scandinavians: The Danes, Norwegians, Swedes, Islandic, maybe some Finns..

Total 20-25 mil people.....


We will , alwayes takes care, of our own....

That why is calld " The Scandinavian way "

drabbit
drabbit

How can this be?  All the highest ranked countries are saddled with big government, free healthcare, university education, public transportation.  All the things that we, in America, are told are the road to subjugation and ruin.

140555jan
140555jan

@drabbit I am Danish...

and you are on the wrong track........

Well, maybe not you....

But you country.,..