This is how the U.S. stacks up against the world’s happiest countries

March 16, 2016 5:20 PM

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This is how the U.S. stacks up against the world’s happiest countries

The latest version of the World Happiness Report was released Wednesday, and the good news for the United States is that its place on the report's ranking of the most and least happy countries is pretty high, and moving up. This year's update, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), shows that the U.S. ranked 13th of all countries for its happiness level this year, up from 15th last year and 17th in 2013. In 2012, it was 11th on the list.

The bad news, however, is that while our overall ranking may be improving, the change in U.S. happiness levels, as reported between 2005 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015, doesn't look so hot. On a ranking of whose score moved up and down the most, the U.S. ranks 93rd of 126 countries, sandwiched between Fin...

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