Canada ranked among the happiest countries in the world

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The Great White North ranked ahead of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Are you happy living in Canada?

Whether you answered “yes” or “no” to this question depends on several factors – and not all of them have to do with the country itself.

But if you asked Vancouverites what they dislike about city life, the lion’s share of them would probably mention the lack of affordable housing; other people might mention the rain.

A new poll reveals that Canadians are among the happiest people in the world. But Canada does not rank among the top 10.

the World Happiness Report 2022 ranks countries based on three main factors: life ratings, positive emotions, and negative emotions. The World Gallup poll was the main source of data for the report, which asks “respondents to rate their current life as a whole using a mental image of a scale, with the best possible life for them as a 10 and the worst possible as a 0″. .”

The report authors note that life ratings provide a more accurate measure for international comparisons than using emotional reports based on everyday experiences.

Finland landed at the top of the list, followed by Denmark in second and Iceland in third. Switzerland came fourth, followed by the Netherlands in fifth.

Luxembourg placed sixth, with Sweden seventh. Norway took eighth place, with Israel ninth. New Zealand completes the top 10.

Out of an impressive 146 countries, Canada ranked 15th overall, ahead of the United States (16th) and the United Kingdom (17th).

At the other end of the spectrum, Afghanistan ranked 146th followed by Lebanon at 145th. Zimbabwe placed 144th overall.

Photo via World Happiness Report

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