Are You Happy With Your Country? Here Are A List Of Some Happiest Countries In The World.

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This report is released by Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Though our definition of happiness is vary from person to person, but still, some countries might have a higher level of life satisfaction, happiness and well-being.

But sadly, the United States did not make to the list this time, it ranks 17, a drop from the previous year’s report.

Here is the list, check it out.

1. Denmark

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Denmark is once again the happiest country in the world, with residents reporting an average life satisfaction score of 7.143 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score still dropped 0.233 over last year’s report.

Like other Scandinavian nations, research show what makes the Danes so happy is that they are very trusting of other people they don’t know, Professor of Economics Christian Bjørnskov from Aarhus Business School told Denmark.dk. “Trust helps make people happy. Also just as importantly, Danes feel empowered to be able to change something in their life if they don’t like it,” he added. “The great thing about Danish society is that it doesn’t judge other people’s lives. It allows them to choose the kind of life they want to live, which is sometimes not always possible in other countries, so this helps add to the overall satisfaction of people living here.”

2. Norway

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Residents of Norway reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.655 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.263 over last year’s report.

3. Switzerland

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Residents of Switzerland reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.650 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.303 over last year’s report.

4. Netherlands

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Residents of the Netherlands reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.521 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.054 over last year’s report.

5. Sweden

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Residents of Sweden reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.480 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.171 over last year’s report.

6. Canada

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Residents of Canada reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.477 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.032 over last year’s report, but it dropped a notch from last year.

7. Finland

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Residents of Finland reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.389 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, a drop of 0.238 from last year.

8. Austria

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Residents of Austria reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.369 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.247 over last year’s report.

9. Iceland

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Residents of Iceland reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.355 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. Iceland was not included in the rankings last year.

10. Australia

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Residents of Australia reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.350 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.04 over last year’s report. Australia ranked as the happiest industrialized nation earlier this year in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Better Life Index.

11. Israel

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Residents of Israel reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.301 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.2 over last year’s report. Israel has one of the highest rates of treatment for severe mental illness. Mental illness is one of the top causes of unhappiness worldwide, researchers found, with chronic mental illness ranking as a source of extreme misery. Treatment for mental illness can boost well-being, so researchers suggest improved access to care worldwide could increase happiness.

12. Costa Rica

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Residents of Costa Rice reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.257 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report — with no reported change from last year’s report.

13. New Zealand

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Residents of New Zealand reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.221 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, making it the happiest country in the Middle East. The country’s score dropped by 0.2 over last year’s report. New Zealand was one of four industrialized nations to report a stagnant or declining gross national product — perhaps one explanation for its residents’ well-being drop.

14. United Arab Emirates

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Residents of the United Arab Emirates reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.144 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, making it the happiest country in the Middle East. The country’s score increased by 0.4 over last year’s report. Middle Eastern countries ranked lower overall, researchers said, because of relatively high economic, political and social instability.

15. Panama

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Residents of Panama reported an average life satisfaction score of 7.143 out of 10, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report. The country’s score increased by 0.6 over last year’s report.

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