Finland is named as the happiest country in the world - 5th year in a row
The Finns have long been considered to lead one of the happiest lifestyles, resulting in Finland being named the happiest country in the world by the United Nations World Happiness Report in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 – and now in 2022.
Finnish happiness can be attributed to a number of factors, and many Finns credit it to their connection with nature and the outdoors with over 90% of Finland covered in either forest or water. Overall, more than 150 countries were assessed by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report took into account factors such as perceived freedom, honesty, welfare, good health and generosity.
Finland secured the top spot with a score that was “significantly ahead” of other countries in the top 10. The Nordics overall were commended for strong social cohesion, excellent balance between family and working life, and free education and healthcare. The authors of the report also viewed that the region merits special attention for their generally high levels of personal and institutional trust, and handling of COVID-19.
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