If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!
The Great White North ranked as the fifth happiest country in the world according to a survey from CEOWORLD magazine. [Featured image: @klsimpson7]
Is it in the air? Perhaps it’s the snow, the poutine, the boundless natural beauty — or maybe it’s the maple syrup. But for some reason or another, Canadians are happy — you said so yourselves!
The survey was conducted by CEOWORLD magazine, a publication that touts itself as the “world’s leading business magazine” for CEOs and other top business professionals. In their survey, the magazine surveyed up to 6,500 people from over 150 countries.
Furthermore, the survey ranked and compared the results based on 18 indicators. Those were: “life satisfaction; physical health; illness and disability; sports participation; life expectancy; the cost of living; community support; food insecurity; income growth; poverty rate; job satisfaction; career opportunities; job security; unemployment; weekly work hours; social community structure; government-backed support; and depression rate.”
However, the 3 key areas in focus were: 1) health and wellness; 2) employment and income opportunities; 3) civil society and Government.
Their findings show that Canada ranks fifth on the list of the happiest countries in the world. Switzerland ranked as the first, followed by Finland, Iceland, and the Netherlands (in that order). Canada is the only country in the top 10 happiest nations that isn’t in Europe.
The unhappiest country surveyed was Burundi. Elsewhere in North America, the United States ranked 21, while Mexico followed shortly at 24.
Whatever it is you’re doing Canada, keep doing it!