The top 10 is dominated by Nordic countries. Sweden is #9 and about the same as the previous 2 years I've looked at this since I lived there. The U.S. slipped from #13 to #14 last year and slid further to #18 this year. It's not a good trend so we definitely need to work on those key variables contributing to everyone's well-being instead of mostly benefiting the rich and well-connected. We could learn a few things from the countries above us on the list. That's assuming happiness is a shared goal in American society and the metrics for this report are the right ones. Wasn't there something about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness at one time in our history? It's worth looking at more deeply.
1 - Finland, 2 - Norway, 3 - Denmark, 4 - Iceland, 5 - Switzerland
6 - Netherlands, 7 - Canada, 8 - New Zealand, 9 - Sweden, 10 - Australia
11 - Israel, 12 - Austria, 13 - Costa Rica, 14 - Ireland, 15 - Germany
16 - Belgium, 17 - Luxembourg, 18 - U.S., 19 - U.K., 20 - United Arab Emirates