What would make you happy? Maybe a project that would benefit communities such as more green open spaces or maybe your government creating more public holidays or even cheap beer provided by subsidized bars!
A new report has recently been released by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) to determine which country is the happiest in the world.
The OECD used data collated from a Gallup World Poll which was conducted last year in 140 countries across the world. The poll focussed on four key areas; satisfaction with present life, predicted satisfaction with future life, 2009 GDP and unemployment rate. Their results are interesting, with some notable countries missing from the list:
8. New Zealand
Denmark is famous for the writer Hans Christian Andersen who penned fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid and The Emperor’s New Clothes, Carlsberg beer, Lego, the Roskilde Festival, 90s singers Whigfield and Aqua and the dish frikadeller (meatballs) and of course the Danish pastry!
Let us know what you think – what happiness factors do you consider make a country truly happy? Leave your comments below…
By Julie Bowman