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jst5150
01-12-2008, 07:40 AM
Denmark. Iceland was #4. Canada #10. USA at #23.

Study done by University of Leicester. Wife and I watched the report on 20/20.

Here's the full list and the link to an article follows. How about your country? Which of the Seven Dwarves do it be?

The 20 happiest nations in the World are:

1. Denmark
2. Switzerland
3. Austria
4. Iceland
5. The Bahamas
6. Finland
7. Sweden
8. Bhutan
9. Brunei
10. Canada
11. Ireland
12. Luxembourg
13. Costa Rica
14. Malta
15. The Netherlands
16. Antigua and Barbuda
17. Malaysia
18. New Zealand
19. Norway
20. The Seychelles
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/11/061113093726.htm

writerterri
01-12-2008, 07:55 AM
I think it's because they smoke a lot of pot. :D

Mandy-Jane
01-12-2008, 08:36 AM
What? My country's not even there! We're happy! We have cute native animals and drink lots of beer, and John Howard's not our Prime Minister anymore!

Writer???
01-12-2008, 08:57 AM
Well, since these are all pretty much "Tourist" nations for America and Great Britain, I would expect them to be happy places. I mean sheesh, who wants to take a break from ruling the world in a sad, crappy country. :D

Albedo
01-12-2008, 09:33 AM
I love how Australia is not an 'other notable' country. Thanks, Science Daily. :(

althrasher
01-12-2008, 09:50 AM
Wow, sucks to be Burundi.

akiwiguy
01-12-2008, 10:10 AM
What? My country's not even there! We're happy! We have cute native animals and drink lots of beer, and John Howard's not our Prime Minister anymore!

I was actually surprised too. Aussies generally seem far happier than Kiwis. Although I always notice them when they're friggin beating us at sport. Happy bastards that they are! :)

lykke
01-12-2008, 11:04 AM
Denmark ranking first is no surprise - have you seen the Danish women? They can even make a straight gal like me smile...

I'd like to see 2 lists: happiest nation sober and happiest nation drunk. Might see a little mix-up in the rankings with that one.

Writer???
01-12-2008, 11:07 AM
Population in Millions

1. Denmark – 5.4
2. Switzerland – 7.2
3. Austria – 8.1
4. Iceland - .3
5. The Bahamas – .3
6. Finland – 5.2
7. Sweden – 9.0
8. Bhutan – 2.1
9. Brunei - .3
10. Canada – 32.0
11. Ireland - 4.1
12. Luxembourg - .4
13. Costa Rica – 4.3
14. Malta - .4
15. The Netherlands – 16.2
16. Antigua and Barbuda – .81
17. Malaysia - .3
18. New Zealand – 4.0
19. Norway – 4.6
20. The Seychelles - .8

US -298.2 – are we seeing the reason yet?


Aus – Sorry me Aussie mates. I think Russell Crowe (and of course Mad Max) may have bumped you from the “Happy List”. But I will always love you and think of you as a happy place.

Canada seems to be a fluke in the top 20 - but I guess that's because there's only 3.2 persons per km density population.

I think this list just proves what we say here all the time, "People suck!" :D

JJ Cooper
01-12-2008, 05:03 PM
When bad things happen we must remember that Russell Crowe was a New Zealander and Mel Gibson (Mad Max) was an American.

New Zealand would have been a lot higher up in the poll, but the sample included Cricket fans.

Besides, when it comes to polls like this as soon as the wankers ring us up to ask questions, we tell them to piss off. Have a good look at the list - you either have countries where people love to have a chat or where they wouldn't have understood the questions and have agreed to whatever was being asked.

JJ

And like lykke - I'd like to see a poll of happiest nation drunk and/or sober.

MattW
01-12-2008, 05:15 PM
How about happiest nations that aren't brainwashed by socialism?

Or: Happiest nations that are below the arctic circle?