The first published map of global happiness

Adrian White, Analytic Social Psychologist, at the University of Leicester has mapped the relateive happiness of all the countries in the world. An interacted map allows viewers to check out their own country “happiness” rating compared to other countries around the world.

Scandinavia has 4 counties in the top 20 (Denmark – 1, Finland – 6, Sweden – 7 and Norway – 19). Canada comes in with an impress 10th place while the US ranks 23 out of 178 counties.

The map is based on an analysis of the results from over 100 studies. It uses data published by by UNESCO, the CIA, the New Economics Foundation, the WHO, the Veenhoven Database, the Latinbarometer, the Afrobarometer, and the UNHDR.

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