Sources:| Associated Press
A global happiness report has made Norway's foreign minister, well, happy.
Norway sports fans (file picture).
Source: Associated Press
Norway jumped to top spot in the World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil— a key part of its economy — but researchers said it's the "human things" that matter, such as a feeling of community which is strong in the Scandinavian country of five million.
Reacting to the news, Foreign Minister Borge Brende tweeted: "A good start on a Monday mrn: Norway the world's happiest country in a new report that calls on nations to build social trust and equality."
New Zealand is once again ranked eighth and remains a slightly happier place than Australia with our trans-Tasman neighbours ranked ninth.
In the report on 155 countries, Denmark fell to second, followed by Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.
The US is ranked 14th, dropping down one spot from last year.
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