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US ranks 16th in World Happiness Report

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 10:50:55-04

There is apparently a lot to be happy about in Finland. It took the top spot in the 2022 World Happiness Report.

The report looks at a variety of factors to come up with its rankings including life expectancy, GDP, social support and perception of corruption.

Generosity and freedoms are also measured in the report.

The U.S. ranks 16th on the list. It received high marks in the GDP and social support categories.

The top 5 on the list were all European countries:

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Netherlands

The bottom 5 countries include:

142. Botswana
143. Rwanda
144. Zimbabwe
145. Lebanon
146. Afghanistan