Yet Zimbabwe a country , torn by political and social strife, is the least happy. I became really sad when I read this and even more to read that as the rest of the world is getting happier, the African continent is becoming sadder .
"I strongly suspect that there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness," said Ronald Inglehart, a political scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, who directed the study.
Inglehart said, "there is a strong correlation between happiness and democracy".
Why Denmark then?
"Denmark is prosperous – not the richest country in the world but it is prosperous."
They add also the following highly ranked countries Puerto Rico, Colombia, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden.
The united states ranks 16 even if it´s ranked the world´s richest country.The researcher Inglehart said, "Though by no means the happiest country in the world, from a global perspective the United States looks pretty good," . "The country is not only prosperous; it ranks relatively high in gender equality, tolerance of ethnic and social diversity and has high levels of political freedom."
What determined who are happy or not was the extent to which people were free to choose how to live their lives, Inglehart said.
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