In their third-ever World Happiness Report, an international team of economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians have determined that the Swiss are the happiest of us all. Of course they are. With one of the world's most thriving economies, universal healthcare coverage, top-notch education, constructive work environments, and overall reputation of neutrality, why wouldn't they be? (Oh, and also: chocolate.)
Switzerland was followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
Where's the U.S., you ask? 15th, behind Mexico and Austria. Not bad, considering we went up two spots from last year's report.
The rankings are based on the four main factors upon which happiness relies, according to decades of psychological research: