Finland is world's happiest country for seventh year: study

March 20, 2024

Finland remained the world's happiest country for a seventh straight year in an annual UN sponsored World Happiness Report published on Wednesday. And Nordic countries kept their places among the 10 most cheerful, with Denmark, Iceland and Sweden trailing Finland. The report noted the happiest countries no longer included any of the world's largest countries. This year's report also found that younger generations were happier than their older peers in most of the world's regions -- but not all. By contrast, in Central and Eastern Europe, happiness increased substantially at all ages during the same period, while in Western Europe people of all ages reported similar levels of happiness.