The U.S. drops to 23 on the list of the world’s happiest countries as one age group in particular reports ‘feeling worse about their lives’

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Across the globe, younger people (between ages 15 and 24) were typically happier than older people, except for in North America.

“There is a great variety among countries in the relative happiness of the younger, older, and in-between populations,” says John F. Helliwell, founding editor of the World Happiness Report, in a press release. “Hence the global happiness rankings are quite different for the young and the old, to an extent that has changed a lot over the last dozen years.”