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Icelanders Happier than Last Year

Icelanders are happier than last year and 2011, when the happiness of the nation was at its lowest, according to the latest survey carried out by the Directorate of Health, ruv.is reports.

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According to the survey, Icelanders score 7.5 out of a possible 10. Unemployment was found to be one of the factors which can reduce happiness with the least happy struggling to make ends meet. Married couples or those with other close relationships were found, on average, to be most happy.

Iceland is considered to be one of the happiest nations on earth with an average score of 8 to 10 since the 1990s.

Today is the first United Nations International Day of Happiness.

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