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Canada Ranked As The 9th Happiest Country In The World

Happiest Country In The World

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The 2019 World Happiness Report was released recently and Canada was ranked as being the 9th happiest country on the planet.

Last year, Canada was ranked as being the 7th happiest country in the world.

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The report ranks the happiness levels of 156 countries by getting people from different nations around the globe to rank their lives on a scale from 0-10.

The rankings touch on a number of issues. The three sets of factors used in this year’s report are:

  • Links between government and happiness
  • The power of prosocial behaviour
  • Changes in information technology

This is the 7th World Happiness Report. The first was released in April 2012 in support of a UN High level meeting on “Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm”.

The Top 10 Happiest Countries In The World

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Iceland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Canada
  10. Austria

Our neighbours to the south, the United States, came in at 19th.

To view the full report, visit the website.

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