For the third year in a row, the World Happiness Report declared Finland as the happiest country in the world. The list first came out in 2012 and the first winner was Denmark, but Finland has been holding the first place lately. The report comes from the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Gallup World Poll data.
Four countries had the honor to be called “the happiest in the world” since 2012. Finland got the title in 2018, 2019, and 2020, while the other three include Denmark (2012, 2013, and 2016), Switzerland (2015), and Norway (2017).
The happiness of Finnish people can be explained by their quality of life. They’re typically satisfied with the way they live, they trust the government, and have a great work-life balance. One of the editors of the report, Jeffrey Sachs, said for Independent UK: “Time and again we see the reasons for wellbeing include good social support networks, social trust, honest governments, safe environments and healthy lives.”