UN Report Finds Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World

Lebanon ranks 88 of 156 in UN global happiness study

Lebanon ranks 88 of 156 in UN global happiness study

For the first time in the report's history, it also took into consideration the happiness levels of the countries' immigrant populations.

Thailand mustered 6.424 on last year's happiness index, a score that fell to 6.072 this year. Four different countries have held the top spot in the four most recent reports- Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and now, Finland.

Armenia ranks 129th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 by the United Nations (UN), News.am reports.

The 2018 report assessed 156 countries happiness levels based on six factors - per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.

For foreign-born people living in various countries, Finland also came first followed by Denmark.

Click through for the top 10 countries, ranked by happiness.

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"The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born", said Helliwell in a news release.

The United States came in at 18th, down from 14th place a year ago. Strikingly, the authors of the report found that immigrant happiness scores were nearly identical to the scores of the population at large.

Nordic countries usually appear in the top five places but those that are hit with war as well as places in sub-Saharan Africa regularly appear at the bottom.

Among other Asian nations, Mongolia was ranked at 94, Vietnam at 95, Indonesia, 96, Bhutan - which was once the happiest - at 97, Nepal at 101, Laos, 110, Bangladesh, 115, Sri Lanka, 116, Cambodia, 120 and Myanmar, 130.

The report also analyzes areas that pose a risky threat to quality of life, focusing specifically on three health problems within its penultimate chapters: obesity, the opioid crisis and depression, all problems that are especially acute within the USA, which tumbled four spots to the 18th place on 2018's list.

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