Not feeling happy? Canada drops to 15th place in the World Happiness Report.

By: 600011 On: Mar 21, 2024, 5:43 PM


Canada dropped to 15th place in the World Happiness Report. Canada, which was placed 13th last year, now behind Costa Rica, Kuwait, and Austria. The United States and Canada slipped behind on the ranking. According to John Helliwell, a Canadian economist and founding editor of the World Happiness Report, Canada's decline in the rankings is due to the fact that persons under the age of 30 have been less satisfied in recent years than in prior years.

The list is constructed using metrics such as life satisfaction, GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom, views of corruption, and so on. Countries are ranked after evaluating data from 140 countries.

Helliwell attributed Canada's lagging behind to negative news in the English-language media, and especially on social media.

Meanwhile, Finland has been voted the happiest country in the world for the seventh year in a row. The top five countries are Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Israel. India is ranked 126th in the list.