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Survey Ranks Israel As One of World’s Top Five Happiest Countries

Israel is one of the top five happiest countries in the world, according to a new Better Life Index report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

“Israelis are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Israelis gave it a 7.4 grade, higher than the OECD average of 6.6,” reads the report.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland took the top four spots in global happiness. The United States did not crack the top 10 for the fifth consecutive year.

The OECD survey rates the 34 OECD member nations, as well as Brazil and the Russian Federation, on 22 variables—including income, education, housing, health, life expectancy, community, and life satisfaction.

(via Israel21c)

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