>> Denmark ousted from it's spot as the world's happiest country. Its Scandinavian neighbor, Norway, displacing it from the top of the list, jumping three spots from last year in the World Happiness Report rankings. Denmark, which was number one for three out of the past four years, sliding into second.
Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the only non European countries in the top ten. Fellow Nordic nations, Iceland, Finland and Sweden, all qualifying. The United States dropping one spot to 14. The report's author put the fall down to mounting inequality, distrust and corruption, saying President Trump's economic policies will only make things worse.
The report was launched by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Solutions Network in 2012, and ranks 155 countries. Its aim is to provide another tool for governments, business, and civil society to help their countries find a better way to well-being. The rankings, based on six factors, per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and the absence of corruption in government or business.
Countries in Sub-Saharan African along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy.