Study Says The United States Is Not One Of The Top 10 Happiest Countries

Tough news for diehard 'Murica fans: According to the latest World Happiness Report released Wednesday, the US ranked 13th on the list of happiest countries.

While it's certainly not number one, we have been moving up the ranks in recent years. Last year, we were the 15th happiest country in the world, and in 2013, we placed 17th.

So, if we're not living in the happiest country on the planet, who is? Scandinavian countries topped the list with Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland coming in first, second and third place, respectively.

The lowest-ranking countries this year include Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi, which doesn't mark a big change from last year's list.

Conducted by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, researchers came to their conclusions after comparing several variables including GDP, social support, life expectancy, freedom and perceptions of corruption.

There's always next year, America. You can check out the entire report here.

Citations: U.S. doesn't crack the top 10 happiest countries in the world (Herald Net)