Happiness Index: USA Falls, Latin America Leads The Way


According to Live Science, Latin America leads the way in well being. 7 our of the top 10 countries whose citizens are considered “thriving” are in war torn, poverty stricken, Latin America. Meanwhile the United States has fallen from 12th to 23rd.

The top ten countries are:

  • Panama: 53 percent
  • Costa Rica: 47.6 percent
  • Puerto Rico: 45.8 percent
  • Switzerland: 39.4 percent
  • Belize: 38.9 percent
  • Chile: 38.7 percent
  • Denmark: 37.0 percent
  • Guatemala: 36.3 percent
  • Austria: 35.6 percent
  • Mexico: 35.6 percent


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