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Survey says: Canada is second happiest country in the worldAre you happy? According to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup, 69% of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010 — putting the country in a tie with Sweden for second place in the rankings. The top spot belongs to Denmark, where 72% of residents are feeling pretty great about life. Who could be sad in the country where meatballs are plentiful?Respondents had three options to choose from: “thriving” — where they classified their lives as ” a 7 or higher and their lives in five years an 8 or higher,” “struggling,” or “suffering.Here are the top 10 countries:1. Denmark: 72%2. Canada: 69%2. Sweden: 69%4. Australia: 66%5. Finland: 64%5. Venezuela: 64%7. Israel: 63%7. New Zealand: 63%9. Netherlands: 62%9. Ireland: 62%Here are the bottom 10 countries:1. Chad: 1%2. Central African Republic: 2%3. Haiti: 2%4. Burkina Faso: 3%5. Cambodia: 3%6. Niger: 3%7. Tajikistan: 3%8. Tanzania: 4%9. Mali: 4%10. Comoros: 4%Update: Now with a snazzy map!

Survey says: Canada is second happiest country in the world
Are you happy? According to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup, 69% of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010 — putting the country in a tie with Sweden for second place in the rankings. The top spot belongs to Denmark, where 72% of residents are feeling pretty great about life. Who could be sad in the country where meatballs are plentiful?

Respondents had three options to choose from: “thriving” — where they classified their lives as ” a 7 or higher and their lives in five years an 8 or higher,” “struggling,” or “suffering.

Here are the top 10 countries:
1. Denmark: 72%
2. Canada: 69%
2. Sweden: 69%
4. Australia: 66%
5. Finland: 64%
5. Venezuela: 64%
7. Israel: 63%
7. New Zealand: 63%
9. Netherlands: 62%
9. Ireland: 62%

Here are the bottom 10 countries:
1. Chad: 1%
2. Central African Republic: 2%
3. Haiti: 2%
4. Burkina Faso: 3%
5. Cambodia: 3%
6. Niger: 3%
7. Tajikistan: 3%
8. Tanzania: 4%
9. Mali: 4%
10. Comoros: 4%

Update: Now with a snazzy map!

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    Canada, yes! Glad to see Ireland make The top ten.
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    I’m pretty sure there’s a bit of a gap between “thriving” and “struggling”… where’s my, “just boppin’ around” option!
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    Considerando que el 85% de las estadísticas están maquilladas o manipuladas, no tomaría este estudio tan en serio.
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