Sep 11, 2013

World Happiness Report 2013 | U.S. not even in top 10 on GDP, health, freedom, choices, noncorruption & generosity.

Full Text Reports...The report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness:

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden

The World Happiness Report 2013 reveals fascinating trends in the data judging just how happy countries really are. On a scale running from 0 to 10, people in over 150 countries, surveyed by Gallup over the period 2010-12, reveal a population-weighted average score of 5.1 (out of 10). Six key variables explain three-quarters of the variation in annual national average scores over time and among countries. These six factors include: real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption, and generosity.