Report Says Americans Less Happy
The United States has experienced a decline in happiness during the past ten years although it remains among the world's happiest countries.
That finding comes from a Gallup Poll and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network survey.
The World Happiness Report found that Americans showed "significant decreases" in happiness from 2005-2007 and again from 2013-2015.
The U.S. ranked as the 13th happiest country in the 2016 poll. The report showed that 45 nations showed a decline in happiness during the past 10 years. Burundi was at the lowest spot in the rankings of more than 150 nations.
The happiest country in the world was Denmark, according to the report. The top 10 countries also included Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.
Mexico was ranked 21st and Britain was 23rd. France was in the 32nd position, and Japan was ranked 53rd.
Greece had the largest drop in the survey. Researchers blamed the drop on the debt crisis and high employment in the country.
In 2014, the Pew Research Center compiled a life satisfaction poll. In that survey, a top conclusion was that richer countries were happier than poor countries. The Pew research said Asians and Africans are the most optimistic people about their futures.
Money was a big factor driving happiness, but it was not the most important according to the Pew organization. The majority of those asked thought good health, quality education for their children and safety from crime were more important than wealth.
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1.comes from 来自；来源
His passport is proof that he comes from Canada.
2.good health 身体健康
Fresh air is fundamental to good health.
3.debt crisis 债务危机
The debt crisis spread beyond Latin America into Asia and Africa.
4.life satisfaction 生活满意度
Happiness stem from the life satisfaction of thanksgiving from the perceived happiness.
1.The happiest country in the world was Denmark, according to the report.
according to 根据；按照
According to the normal practice, the genes will be represented by letters.
According to the normal,I should accept her invitation.
2.The majority of those asked thought good health, quality education for their children and safety from crime were more important than wealth.
more than 多于；超出
A mother must not show favour to one child more than another.
True friendship is worth more than money.
根据2016年的调查结果，最幸福国家的排名中美国位列13 。报告显示，过去十年里，45个国家的幸福指数有所下降 。在这项包含150多个国家的排名中，布隆迪位居末席 。
报告显示，全球最幸福的国家是丹麦 。排名前十的国家有瑞士、冰岛、挪威、芬兰、加拿大、荷兰、新西兰、澳大利亚和瑞典 。
墨西哥排名第21位，英国排名第23位 。法国位居第32位，而日本位居第53位 。
其中排名下跌幅度最大的国家是希腊 。研究人员认为主要原因是该国的债务危机和高失业率 。
2014年皮尤研究中心进行了一份生活满意度的调查 。调查结果显示，很明显富裕国家比贫穷国家的幸福指数更高 。皮尤研究中心表示，亚洲人和非洲人对未来的心态最为乐观 。
根据皮尤中心的调查，金钱是影响幸福指数的一大因素，但是并非最重要的因素 。多数受访者认为身体健康、孩子的优良教育以及犯罪活动减少远比财富重要 。