Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

The U.S. ranks 17th in happiness

22 October 2013 5 comments

According to the World Happiness Index, 2013, the United States has a “happiness index” score of 7.082, which is enough to make the United States rank seventeenth out of one hundred fifty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with a happiness index score of 7.693.

Preview of “Happiness.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 11th in happiness

30 March 2012 1 comment

According the the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the United States ranks eleventh in the “Average Cantril Ladder,” a measure of happiness. Denmark ranks first. The top ten countries are:

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Canada
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Ireland

The U.S. ranks 6th in happiness

29 February 2012 1 comment

According to Ipsos, 28% of Americans report being “very happy.” That is enough to make the United States tied for sixth with Australia in that category out of twenty-four countries. Indonesia ranks first, with 51% of Indonesians reporting being “very happy.”

Chart from Ipsos

The U.S. ranks 21st in happiness

18 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Values Survey, 34.4% of Americans report being “very happy,” which makes the United States rank twenty-first out of fifty seven countries ranked in that category. Mexico ranks first, at 58.5%.

The U.S. ranks 13th in happy life years

9 July 2009 1 comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, Americans have 61.2 “happy life years” (HLY), which makes the United States tied for thirteenth with Spain in that category. Costa Rica ranks first, with an HLY score of 66.7.

Happy Life Years.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 5th in recreation and culture

8 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2005 American household spending on recreation and culture equaled 6.4% of the GDP, which made the United States rank fifth out of twenty six nations in that category. The United Kingdom ranked first, with household spending equaling 7.7% of the GDP.


The U.S. ranks 7th in divorce

29 March 2009 2 comments

According to the website, in 2002, 45.8% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, which makes the United States rank seventh in that category. Sweden ranks first, with 54.9% of marriages ending in divorce.