Friday, 31 March 2017

Sixty seconds on . . . happiness BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 29 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1539

  1. Anne Gulland
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I’m very happy, gazing out at a fjord, enjoying my pickled herring

Of course you are—you’re Norwegian. The World Happiness Report 2017 says that Norway is the happiest country in the world (although Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland come very close, with no statistical difference from Norway).1 The US ranks 14th of 155 countries, the UK is 19th, and France is 31st. The poor old Central African Republic is last, and the bottom of the list is dominated by African...