From 2008: Denmark 'happiest' country in the worldSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 21:49
TOP 10 HAPPIEST COUNTRIES
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."
Denmark happiest place on earth