Russians getting happier

When it comes to happiness, Russia ranked 49th (56th in 2015), according to the World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

According to the survey, Norway is the world's happiest country, Denmark is in second place. The top ten were occupied mostly by inhabitants of Scandinavia: Iceland is the third happiest country, Switzerland is the fourth, Finland is in 5th place. The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden were also included in the top ten.

The report is based on an annual survey of 1,000 people in more than 150 countries that simply asks them to rank, on a scale of 0 to 10, whether they are living their best life.

Researchers then use six measures to try to understand the results: gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, support from relatives or friends, charitable giving, freedom to make life choices, and perceived levels of government and corporate corruption.

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