The results of the eight World Happiness Report are here and we know which countries are the happiest in the world in 2020. The report has been made by the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network which used data from the Gallup World Poll.
For the third year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world. It’s one of the four countries that’s been on the top of the list ever since it was first established in 2012. The other three are Denmark, who was number one in 2012, 2013, and 2016, Switzerland, who won in 2015, and Norway in 2017.
Why are Finns so happy? A big part of that comes from high levels of trust in their government and good work-life balance. “Time and again we see the reasons for wellbeing include good social support networks, social trust, honest governments, safe environments and healthy lives,” one of the report’s editors, Jeffrey Sachs, told Independent UK.