World’s happiest countries for 2024 revealed – as UK slips to 20th place

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For the first time, experts analysed rankings by age group, which often found a marked difference in how happy young and older people are.

In many European countries, such as the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, and Spain, the old were found to be significantly happier than the young,

The drop in wellbeing for under-30s also caused the US to fall out of the top 20 for the first time since the World Happiness Report was first published in 2012.