Courtesy Adrian White, Analytic Social Psychologist, University of Leicester. The data used to construct the map were extracted from a meta-analysis published by the New Economics Foundation (Marks, N. et al. (2006). The Happy Planet Index. London: New Economics Foundation)
Is kinda cool looking at the map. How dare the Venezuelans be that happy, let alone the Cubans!
Here is a breakdown of some of the happiness:
The 20 happiest nations in the World are:
5. The Bahamas
13. Costa Rica
15. The Netherlands
16. Antigua and Barbuda
18. New Zealand
20. The Seychelles
Other notable results include:
35. Germany (edit: don't mention the war)
The three least happy countries were:
176. Democratic Republic of the Congo
I notice Travelocity has some good bargains to Burundi...ok, I made that up.
I was somewhat surprised, yet gratified, by my birth country's rating, 41st. Only been here 7 years(plus 9 months from birth to 9 months), but man can they moan here! Let me quote Pink Floyd, '...desperation is the English way...'.
Really enjoyed the Denmark and Iceland ratings as I am a sweataphilliac and those places have always seemed attractive to me.
Anyway, think of The Bahamas and try to ignore the Canadians smirk my North American pals.