WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – One needs to travel to Eastern Europe to find the happiest teenagers in the world.

A recent study put out by the World Health Organization finds that Armenia is the home to the happiest teens on the planet, while Canadian teens are least happy.

The World Health Organization reports that Macedonia came in second, while Israel, Holland, Iceland, and Spain all tied for third.

Despite being ranked the third-happiest in the world, Israel was also ranked fifth for being the angriest. Turkey ranked first in that category, followed by Greece, Romania, and Armenia.

The unhappiest countries include Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, and Canada.

“The seemingly confounding results on happiness and anger make sense,” Dr. Yossi Harel-Fish, the WHO’s head Israeli researcher and leader of the International Research Program on Adolescent Well-Being and Health at Bar-Ilan University, said.

Dr. Harel-Fish told The Times of Israel that tension and anger have to do with an immediate “here and now” feeling.

The research took place over four years in 34 countries. Researchers asked teenagers to rate their lives on a scale of 0-10.


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