Top 10 happiest countries in the world 2012

The latest report revealing the list of countries with the happiness measure. Happiness isn’t just about wealth, higher income, good health, but related to corruption as well.  Let see the complete of Top 10 happiest countries in the world 2012 .

According to The Earth Institute Columbia University, there are some factors creating happiness: political freedom, strong social networks and an absence of corruption are together more important than income in explaining well-being differences between the top and bottom countries. “At the individual level, good mental and physical health, someone to count on, job security and stable families are crucial,” said the report.

See the last year happiness list and enjoy the most recent list of Top 10 happiest countries in the world 2012:

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Canada
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Ireland

I extract some important points highlighting the happiness factors:

  1. The report found that happier countries tend to be richer countries, however social factors like the strength of social support, the absence of corruption and the degree of personal freedom is more important
  2. Higher living standards, higher happiness for almost countries.Over time as living standards have risen, happiness has increased in some countries, but not in others (like for example, the United States). On average, the world has become a little happier in the last 30 years (by 0.14 times the standard deviation of happiness around the world).
  3. Mental health is the biggest single factor affecting happiness in any country.
  4. In advanced countries, women are happier than men, while the position in poorer countries is mixed.

This posting of Top 10 happiest countries in the world 2012 refers to the richer and complex report called World Happiness Report.

From the above list, we can analyze each natural resources they owned. Do the happiness linked with the rich natural resources such minerals, coal, oil and gas, forest? Who’s the best naturals resources country on earth? Do they happier as well?