TODAY   |  September 10, 2013

Denmark is happiest nation; US comes in 17th

In a survey of 156 countries, the United States comes in 17th in terms of overall happiness. Denmark places first according to the United Nations’ 2013 World Happiness Report, which takes into account statistics like national income, health, low government corruption and citizen freedoms.

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>> happiness report was released. the united states ranked 17th on the list. which nation is at the top of the survey of 156 countries? number five sweden, number four the netherland, three switzerland, two norway and number one on the list is denmark. the survey is based on income, good health, strong social support network. hygie high generosity and the freedom to make life choices.