Great to be a Dane

By Nic Price on 28 July 2006 — 1 min read

Adrian White from the University of Leicester in the UK used the responses of 80,000 people worldwide to map out subjective wellbeing.

Denmark came top, followed closely by Switzerland and Austria. The UK ranked 41st. Zimbabwe and Burundi came bottom.

A nation’s level of happiness was most closely associated with health levels.

Wealth and education were the next strongest determinants of national happiness.

[Source: BBC News]

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  • I think all this stuff about wellbeing is fascinating – I booked a very nice man called Dr Nick Baylis to talk to the senior bods in BBC Global News about wellbeing as he is co-founder of the Wellbeing Institute at Cambridge University. He turned a room full of quite cynical hacks into mesmirised putty. It was amazing! Here’s a link to his site:

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