Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy to be in Canada

World's happiest places
A new report reveals where people feel most positive about their lives.
1. Denmark
2. Finland
3. Netherlands
4. Sweden
5. Ireland
6. Canada
7. Switzerland
8. New Zealand
9. Norway
10. Belgium
The report looked at subjective well-being, defined as life satisfaction. Did people feel like their lives were dominated by positive experiences and feelings, or negative ones? Some sample questions: Did you enjoy something you did yesterday? Were you proud of something you did yesterday? Were you treated with respect yesterday? In each country, a representative sample of no more than 1,000 people, age 15 or older, was surveyed. The poll was scored numerically on a scale of 1-100.
The average score was 62.4.