Canada is No Longer in the Top 5 Happiest Countries


Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.36.01 AMAs always, the Nordic and Scandinavian countries are near the top of the World Happiness List with Denmark at the top, followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Finland. This year, Canada took a tumble out of the top five but still placed number six on the list.

The World Happiness Report, a UN-backed project, was released yesterday to coincide with World Happiness Day on March 20, 2016. It ranks 156 countries on their happiness levels based on numerous factors and elements including GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make decisions, etc.

Top 10 happiest countries:

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

Denmark is consistently at the top of these lists due to their gender equality, parental leave allowances, work-life balance, and general safety in the country. America got spot #13, not surprising considering their social trust and their faith in the government is deteriorating. Coming in near the bottom of the list include Burundi, Syria, and Togo.

Click here to read the World Happiness Report.

2 responses to “Canada is No Longer in the Top 5 Happiest Countries”

  1. BHL says:

    Disneyworld, surprisingly missing from the list. It is, afterall, the Happiest Place on Earth!

  2. Canadel says:

    Wait till the end of Trudeau’s term, Canada won’t even be in Top 20 happiest place on earth.

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