Happy Finland keeps its smile in 2019

For another year, the World Happiness Report recognizes Finland as the world’s happiest country. Over 3 years, Gallup surveyed the world to determine where happiness is most easily found.

As a result, out of the 156 countries ranked, here are the top 10 countries:

  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Austria
  • Australia

In addition, it’s encouraging to know that for Central and Eastern Europe in 2019, people have realized a better outlook on life. This was the result of life evaluations that, at a national level, are much more positive than in previous years.

The focus for this year’s report is happiness and community. Our interaction with each other is ever-evolving due to technological and societal change. Because of this, special chapters were written to highlight the effects of internet use, generosity, and prosocial behavior.

Happiness is family enjoying a summer's day together
Photo taken by Marjo Alhonen

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