Colombians Take Back Their Rightful Place as The Happiest People in the World

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Even though they constantly deal with people misspelling the name of their country (and of course, in 2015, there was that whole Miss Universe fiasco), Colombians tend to be very happy people. Earlier this year, WIN/Gallup International released its global end of the year survey and it once again named Colombia the happiest country in the world.

Between September 2015 and December 2015, WIN/Gallup polled 66,040 people from 68 countries to find out if they felt “very happy, happy, neither happy nor unhappy, unhappy, or very unhappy,” The Huffington Post reports. Out of all those polled, only two percent of Colombians said they were unhappy. Most (87 percent) of them, said they were very happy – bringing their average to 85 percent, or 20 points higher than the worldwide average.

In the past few years, Colombia has ranked in the top 10 in terms of happiness. Colombia was No. 1 back-to-back in 2012 and 2013, dipping to No. 2 in 2014. But as of 2015, they are back on top.