Wilkinson summarizes:

The new World Values Survey is out and these dismal United States comes in 16th in the world in the WVS happiness rankings, just between such Scandinavian hellholes as Sweden and Norway. You’ll see the usual Latin American bonus in the data, with Puerto Rico, Colombia, and El Salvador populating the upper reaches of the rankings. However, the U.S. has now pulled ahead of Mexico. Maybe it’s because all the Mexicans who moved to the U.S. Denmark retains its happiness crown.

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