Canada is home to some of the world's happiest people, according to a United Nations' report.
The second annual World Happiness Report, published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, rated Canada as the sixth happiest nation -- down a notch from last year.
The report's aim is to strengthen how well-being of residents plays into a country's economic and social development, a press release stated.
The five countries happier than Canada are Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. The U.S. is 17th, and the U.K. 22nd, while the least happy country is Togo, at 156. Data was collected between 2010 and 2012.
In general, happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more money and are better citizens, the report states. Also, the research recommend utilizing relatively low-cost medications to help treat depression and other mental health issues.