Finland stays in top in the 2022 World Happiness Report but are we as happy as before?
Overall levels of life evaluations have been fairly stable during two years of COVID-19, matched by modest changes in the global rankings. For the fifth year in a row, Finland continues to occupy the top spot, with a score significantly ahead of other countries in the top ten. Denmark continues to occupy second place, with Iceland up from 4th place last year to 3rd this year. Also Sweden and Norway are among the top ten.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Happiness Report, which uses global survey data to report how people evaluate their own lives in more than 150 countries worldwide. The World Happiness Report 2022 reveals a bright light in dark times. The pandemic brought not only pain and suffering but also an increase in social support and benevolence. As we battle the ills of disease and war, it is essential to remember the universal desire for happiness and the capacity of individuals to rally to each other’s support in times of great need.
The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by the Gallup World Poll data.