It's not Canada....we finished 7th. After ranking fourth for the last two years, Norway jumped three spots and knocked off three-time winner Denmark to take the title of "world's happiest country" for the first time.
Denmark dropped to second place this year, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and Sweden (which tied for ninth place), according to the latest World Happiness Report. The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of the UN High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being.
Denmark has won the title three of the four times the report has been issued, while Switzerland has won the title just once. While Canada is ahead of the U.S. in the rankings, it has also dropped a spot. It was No. 6 last year. The United States came in 14th place, dropping one place from last year.
Germany came in 16th place for the second year, while the United Kingdom moved up four spots to 19th place and Russia moved up seven spots to 49th place. Japan moved up two spots to 51st place, while China moved up four spots to 79th place. People in the Central African Republic are unhappiest with their lives, according to the survey of 155 countries, followed by Burundi (154), Tanzania (153), Syria (152) and Rwanda (151).