World's happiest country ranking goes to Finland for fifth year in a row

Denmark kept its second place, Iceland bypassed Switzerland to take third place and the Netherlands rounded out the top five

World’s happiest country ranking goes to Finland for fifth year in a row
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Kati Pohjanpalo | Bloomberg
Finland was crowned the happiest country in the world for the fifth consecutive year, with a score significantly ahead of its peers in the World Happiness Report 2022 ranking.
 
Denmark kept its second place, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network said on Friday. Iceland bypassed Switzerland to take third place and the Netherlands rounded out the top five. The US ranked 16th, up three places from 2021.
“The lesson of the World Happiness Report over the years is that social support, generosity to one another, and honesty in government are crucial for well-being,” Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for

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First Published: Mar 18 2022 | 9:16 PM IST

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