FINLAND HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD FOR 2018, WHERE DOES CANADA RANK?

Finland is the happiest country in the world, for 2018! 

CANADA RANKS 7th

The World Happiness Report, ranked 156 countries, by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, corruption, social support, freedom to make life choices, and generosity.

The U.S. fell to 18th spot, down four places from last year. Top factors for the American decline in happiness include weakened social support networks, government and business corruption obesity, the opioid epidemic and depression in America.

Top 10 happiest countries, 2018  (2017 ranking in brackets)

1. Finland (5)
2. Norway (1)
3. Denmark (2)
4. Iceland (3)
5. Switzerland (4)
6. Netherlands (6)
7. Canada (7)
8. New Zealand (8)
9. Sweden (10)
10. Australia (9)

And the least happy countries:

1. Burundi
2. Central African Republic
3. South Sudan
4. Tanzania
5. Yemen
6. Rwanda
7. Syria
8. Liberia
9. Haiti