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March 20, 2019 3:14 pm

Israel Ranks 13th in Annual UN ‘World Happiness Report’

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Israelis enjoy a night out at a bar in Tel Aviv. Photo: Ted Eytan via Wikimedia Commons.

Israel placed 13th in the “World Happiness Report 2019” that was published on Wednesday, the International Day of Happiness.

The annual report — compiled by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network — ranks 156 nations by “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.”

Israel was 11th on last year’s list.

The top ten happiest countries this year, in order, were Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria.

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The US came in 19th, down one spot from the previous year.

South Sudan was the least happy country.

The countries that dropped the most spots this year were Yemen, India, Syria, Botswana and Venezuela.

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