(WUSA9) -- Want to live in the happiest country on earth? Move to Denmark!
Columbia University just ranked the happiness level among more than 150 nations. Researchers found that despite the cold and lack of sunshine in the winter, Denmark is the cheeriest nation. The survey found their neighbors in Northern Europe were a happy bunch, too.
Researchers asked people about their expectations for a long, healthy life, the freedom to make choices and having someone to count on.
The United States came in 17th in the survey.