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From 2008: Denmark 'happiest' country in the world

Denmark , Puerto Rico, Colombia, Iceland, N. Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Austria

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Denmark is the world's most content nation, according to a new study on global wellbeing, but the good news is, despite the credit crunch and rising fuel and food prices, all of us are getting happier.

The United States -- the world's richest nation -- ranked 16th among 97 countries, while Britain was placed 21st. USA drops to (23)

"I strongly suspect there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness," said Ronald Inglehart, a political scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

"There is also a correlation between democracy and peace. Democracies are less likely to fight each other than non-democracies."

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one could be skeptical of the sources of information, but I'm not surprised about America being so low either--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--