Friday, April 24, 2015
White countries still tend to be happier than non-white ones
Switzerland is the world's happiest nation thanks to healthy GDP figures, strong social bonds and an increasing life expectancy, a new study of global well being has revealed. The list is dominated by European nations, particularly those in Scandinavia, and measures a country's population by factors contributing to its citizens' contentment, rather than wealth. After Switzerland, the next nine happiest countries are Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia. The ten least happiest places are mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa and include Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Benin, Syria, Burundi and Togo.