Switzerland is the Happiest Country in the World

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NEW YORK, NY – Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2015.

The Swiss are closely followed by folks in Iceland, Denmark, Norway, and Canada. The United States came in 15th, behind Israel and Mexico.

It’s kind of awesome that the United Nations even looks into this. They apparently want to see trends so that government/policy decisions can be made accordingly. According to the data, happiness variables include GDP per capita, life expectancy, having someone to county on, freedom, and honesty within politics.

Other notables include the UK making the list at 21. Germany: 26. France: 29. Afghanistan and Syria joined eight sub-Saharan countries in Africa in the bottom 10.