The Top 10 Happiest Nations in the World

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The United States may have the biggest economy in the world, but apparently all that money doesn't buy happiness: In a new study of the world's happiest nations, the U.S. didn't even crack the top ten. Released last week, the annual study is based on how respondents view their lives, as well as factors including health and life expectancy, social support, and GDP.

Here are the top ten happiest nations in the world, according to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network:

10. Australia
9. New Zealand
8. Sweden
7. The Netherlands
6. Finland
5. Canada
4. Norway
3. Denmark
2. Iceland
1. Switzerland

Source: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network