The Happiest Places on Earth

The Happiest Places on Earth
The Happiest Places on Earth

Happiest people aren’t the wealthiest, or the most educated. Gallup interviewed approximately 1,000 people each in 143 countries participating in the poll, and asked questions about smiling and laughing, rest and well being, and respect in the following Gallup Report. Similarly, the United Nations World Happiness Report, ranked 158 countries surveyed by Gallup between 2012-2015 regarding key factors leading to happiness. In these polls, Latin Americans and the Swiss rank as some of the happiest people on earth for specific reasons. We can all glean insights from the poll to create more happiness anywhere:


It turns out that family bonds are a really big factor. Families customarily gather for Sunday meals filled with love and laughter. If one family member is struggling, that person can look forward to the weekly gathering and not feel so alone.

Social Connections:

Communities which are close-knit and function much like large families where more people engage and interact, creates a sense of belonging and responsibility to participate. Societies that have a high rate of volunteerism function well and promote happiness.

Personal Freedom and Purpose:

Having the freedom to go where you want to go with a sense of purpose and do what you want to do is a major boost to the human spirit. Societies that lack corruption and have honest and trustworthy people are the happiest.


Happy cultures take time to enjoy nature. Many cultures make a habit of watching the sunrise or sunset each day, stating that the natural beauty gives them a sense of getting away from it all.

Attitude and Outlook:

Perspective and general approach to life are a major factor as well. Happy people make a habit of not sweating the small stuff, and keeping things in perspective is crucial to overall well-being. Latin Americans and Swiss are generally positive people as well, and choosing positivity over negativity and worst-case-scenario thinking makes them healthy and happy.



  1. I’m happiest when my spirit guides me to engage in helping others .wisdom has also played a big part in that for I can choose whom to help and not be enslaved by my own heart ..Gods is amazing…

  2. My Happiness is letting all go that has stressed me. Enjoy just a waking day of sitting on porch, drinking cup of perked coffee. Hmmmm nice receipe i have of that! Looking at my plants which is alot of greenery!

  3. Amen. Thank Almighty God and Lord Jesus for our lives and Beautiful Nature. Lord Jesus is always there to help and see us through, with our prayers.

  4. I enjoy being happy now that I am more seasoned in life! I used to ask myself…is this normal? people think I’m weird and would comment on me being happy & having a positive attitude even when things go wrong….I get it now & am grateful for not changing who I am 😄

  5. I support most of what you say about how to be happy. To have security is a big factor for it gives you a calmness in making life choices because of the reputation if the decision is a wrong one of changing not altering.


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