The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released this week at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. The report, the fifth one to come out since 2012, continues to gain global recognition as governments, organizations and civil society increasingly use happiness indicators to inform their policy-making decisions. In addition to the rankings, this year’s report includes an analysis of happiness in the workplace and a deeper look at China and Africa.
Here’s a highlight of the top news coverage of the report:
Who’s happy, who’s not: Norway tops list, US falls
Norway Is No. 1 in Happiness. The U.S., Sadly, Is No. 14.
New York Times
Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country: report
A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad
The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth
Can we be as happy as Scandinavians?
Happiness is on the wane in the US, UN global report finds
Where are the world’s happiest countries?
Norway named Happiest Country of 2017
The happiest country on Earth: The winner is…
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness (in America)
These are the 15 happiest countries in the world
World Happiness Report: Norway tops list, Canada is 7th happiest country in the world
The Social Crisis Causing America’s World Happiness Ranking to Plummet
Norway Is Happiest Country in the World. What’s the Secret?
The U.S. Should Take A Few Cues From Norway, Just Voted Happiest Country On Earth
Report: Happiness on the Decline in the U.S.
Does Work Make You Happy? Evidence from the World Happiness Report
Harvard Business Review
Norway leads World Happiness Report, while US drops
New York Post
These countries beat America in the latest World Happiness Report
Norway: The world’s happiest country
Americans May be Rich, But They’re Not Happy
Money can’t buy happiness: Why a massive rise in wealth left Chinese people less happy
UN report: Norway is now the happiest nation on Earth
Christian Science Monitor
These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World
US News World Report
This is the unhappiest BRICS nation and we know why