The World’s Top Happy and Sad Countries 2015

April 28th, 2015 Posted in Canada|Beyond

Canada Is One of The Top Happiest Countries

Canada Is One of The Top Happiest Countries

The World Happiness Index in an index published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) under the United Nations that measures the well-being and happiness of 158 countries, as they are indicators of a nation’s economic and social development.

Switzerland (7.587) is on top of the list, followed by Iceland (7.561), Denmark (7.527), Norway (7.522), and Canada (7.427). The report assigns scores from zero to ten based on data collected from people. Although Canada is in the fifth position, in terms of score it is close to the other 4 top countries.

Some of the factors the index looks at are income, social support, health, generosity, corruption, and personal freedom. The world’s least happiest countries are Togo (2.839), Burundi (2.839), Syria (3.006), Benin (3.340), and Rwanda (3.465).

The World Happiness Index was first launched in 2102 and an increased number of governments are using this index to research and construct their policies.

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