This is the happiest country in the world, for half a year in a row
For the sixth consecutive year, Finland has been rated as the happiest country in the world, according to the ranking of the World Happiness Report by the Gallup Poll.
The Nordic country and its neighbors Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway all score well in the ways the report uses to explain its findings: healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption, generosity in a community and the freedom to make key life decisions.
The happiest countries in the world for 2023
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15. United States
18. Czech Republic
19. United Kingdom
At the bottom of the list is Afghanistan at number 137. Lebanon is one rank higher at number 136.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine put both countries very much in the global spotlight after the 2022 report was released.
So where do these two nations stand, according to the latest polls?
In this year's ranking, Russia is in 70th place and Ukraine in 92nd place.