Why Are Canadians So Happy?
Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world, according to a recent global survey sponsored by the United Nations.
The World Happiness Report 2013 used data collected from 2010 to 2012, where it asked people in more than 150 countries to rate their happiness on a scale from 0 to 10. It found Canadians to be quite happy with an overall score of 7.477.
Canada ranks 6th in global happiness survey sponsored by United Nations!
So the question remains: why are Canadians so happy? Well, according to the report there are some key factors boosting our overall happiness. They are...
But what about cold weather? Could chilly seasons have some part to play in our happiness levels, as well as the rest of the world's? Check out the top 10 nations in the World Happiness Report 2013 and you'll be amazed.
While attributing cold weather to our happiness levels in Canada is a fun guess, it's very unlikely, although many Canadians (including me) enjoy winter for a ton of reasons!
More Happiness Rankings
This isn't the first time Canada has been ranked as one of the happiest nations in the world. In the past, other research institutions have also found Canadians to be quite happy indeed!
According to Canadians Are Happy and Getting Happier: An Overview of Life Satisfaction if Canada (2003 - 2011) released by The Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), there are four very important indicators of our happiness. They include...
The CSLS also reported more reasons for high (or low happiness) include employment status, income levels and marital status. Those who were either self-employed, married and had high income were much more merrier than those who weren't.
Are You a Happy Canadian?
I myself am an extremely happy Canadian because I am blessed to be born and raised in what in my mind is the best country to live in the world. We are a modern nation with luxuries that many countries don't have, and are given an opportunity to enjoy life and be successful simply because we are Canadian.
If you consider yourself a happy person, I encourage you to leave a comment below and share with us what makes you so happy. Until next time, keep it happy Canada!
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