happiest country in the world?

The OECD used data collated from a Gallup World Poll which was conducted last year in 140 countries across the world. The poll focussed on four key areas; satisfaction with present life, predicted satisfaction with future life, 2009 GDP and unemployment rate. Their results are interesting, (SEE  MORE HERE) with some notable countries missing from the list:

10. Belgium
9. Norway
8. New Zealand
7. Switzerland
6. Canada
5. Ireland
4. Sweden
3. Netherlands
2. Finland
1. Denmark

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One thought on “happiest country in the world?”

  1. I reckon the reason they excluded NZ from the list is that OF COURSE we are a happy nation! I mean, don’t get me wrong; our GDP is nothing to write home about but what about our general satisfaction with present life & predicted satisfaction with future life??? As for our unemployment rate, it’s not too high for a welfare state I think. (BTW, the link didn’t work so I couldn’t read the full article in case these comments aren’t relevant if I had!)


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