Results for - Top and Bottom Happiest Nations listed for 2016

1,734 voters participated in this survey

Danish proverb: Æblet falder ikke langt fra stammen -- The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Here is the list of the top ten happiest nations. From your knowledge, check off which nations you would assume to be on the happiest list:

1. Here is the list of the top ten happiest nations. From your knowledge, check off which nations you would assume to be on the happiest list:

1. Denmark
38%
659 votes
2. Switzerland
43%
746 votes
3. Iceland
23%
393 votes
4. Norway
30%
527 votes
5. Finland
25%
440 votes
6. Canada
38%
652 votes
7. Netherlands
23%
396 votes
8. New Zealand
24%
408 votes
9. Australia
29%
501 votes
10. Sweden
34%
594 votes
N/A
24%
424 votes

2. Here are the bottom ten ranking happiest, so the unhappiest nations in the world. Check off the nations seeming to make sense that they are unhappy:

157. Burundi
15%
267 votes
156. Syria
52%
896 votes
155. Togo
13%
225 votes
154. Afghanistan
58%
1,010 votes
153. Benin
12%
208 votes
152. Rwanda
44%
756 votes
151. Guinea
21%
365 votes
150. Liberia
33%
570 votes
149. Tanzania
21%
369 votes
148. Madagascar
14%
248 votes
N/A
26%
444 votes

3. If you have traveled to one of the happiest and/or unhappiest nations, did it seem that way to you?

Yes
13%
233 votes
Not sure
10%
181 votes
No
14%
236 votes
N/A
63%
1,092 votes

4. Since Denmark won the happiest, replacing Sweden, here are some things you may or may not know. Check off the items that you do know:

Danish men marry the oldest of all Europeans - at 32 years old in average.
4%
62 votes
There are 443 named islands in Denmark, 76 of which are inhabited.
4%
69 votes
The flag of Denmark, Dannebrog, is the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation. It was adopted in 1219.
5%
92 votes
The country's average height above sea level is only 31 metres and the highest natural point is Møllehøj, at 170.86 metres.
5%
81 votes
Separate studies have ranked Danish people as the happiest in the EU (2007 Cambridge University study), and happiest people in the world (2006 Leicester University study) or 2nd happiest in the world (World Database of Happiness 2000-2009)
8%
136 votes
Danish people have the lowest income inequality in the world, with a Gini index of 24.7 in 1997. (The Gini index is a measurement of the income distribution of a country's residents.)
8%
136 votes
The World Audit ranks Denmark as the world's most democratic and least corrupted country in 2008. It is also second for freedom of press.
8%
137 votes
A 2007 UNICEF report on child well-being in rich countries ranked Denmark as the 3rd best country overall after the Netherlands and Sweden.
6%
100 votes
Denmark has had no less than 14 Nobel laureates, including 4 in Literature, 5 in Physiology or Medicine, and one Peace prize. With its population of about 5 million, it is one of the highest per capita ratio of any country in the world.
4%
78 votes
According to the WHO (2002 stats), Danish women have the lowest incidence of obesity in the EU.
5%
79 votes
N/A
74%
1,278 votes

5. Finally, check off what is true for you:

I am a Dane or have Danish ancestry
3%
56 votes
I know a Dane
8%
139 votes
I know who Dane Cook (comedy) is
14%
239 votes
I own or did or know someone with a Great Dane Dog
12%
210 votes
I saw the movie, The Danish Girl
3%
50 votes
Most of the time I don't give a dane!
15%
260 votes
N/A
58%
1,002 votes
03/22/2016 Living 1734 30 By: ptajuggalette

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