What are surprises in the World's Happiest Country list?


What countries have surprising places in the list of the world's happiest countries?

The list of the world's happiest countries, published every year, has Norway at the top for 2017, beating Denmark into second place. But these are surprising results - countries usually thought of as having a very good or relaxed quality of life.

  • The US is 14th
  • Ireland is 15th
  • France is 31st
  • Italy is 48th
  • Japan is 51st
  • Jamaica is 76th

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?