Denmark has been crowned the world’s happiest nation. The United States came in at 13, UK came 23rd, down two places on last year, and France at 32 in a study that ranks countries on factors ranging from wealth and life expectancy to “having someone to count on in times of trouble”.
It also rates "having someone to count on in times of trouble" and freedom from corruption in government and business.
"When countries single-mindedly pursue individual objectives, such as economic development to the neglect of social and environmental objectives, the results can be highly adverse for human wellbeing, even dangerous for survival," it said.
"Many countries in recent years have achieved economic growth at the cost of sharply rising inequality, entrenched social exclusion, and grave damage to the natural environment."
The top 10
- New Zealand
The bottom 10