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These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

Finland has climbed to the top of the list of the happiest countries in the world, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

The 2018 World Happiness Report comes from the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and it ranks 156 counties on happiness levels, considering elements like life expectancy, social support and corruption, according to the Canadian Press.

This year, the report also assessed 117 countries by the happiness and well-being of their immigrants.

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Nordic countries had high scores when it came to income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity in the 2018 report.

The rankings come from information pulled from Gallup polls that addressed well-being, corruption, generosity and freedom, according to The Guardian.

Canada held its spot in 7th place this year.

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The United States dropped to 18th place, with the report pointing to the country’s obesity crisis, substance abuse and depression.

Take a look at the full list here:

  1. Finland

  2. Norway

  3. Denmark

  4. Iceland

  5. Switzerland

  6. Netherlands

  7. Canada

  8. New Zealand

  9. Sweden

  10. Australia

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