FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The United States once again failed to make the top 10 when it comes to the happiest countries in the world.
The U.S. just missed the cut - ranking 11th in the organization for economic cooperation's recent report on life satisfaction in the developed world.
The survey measured everything from housing, income, and jobs to education, the environment, civic engagement, health and work-life balance.
Denmark ranks as the happiest country on earth - followed by Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Finland, Australia, Canada and Sweden.
The website 24/7 Wall Street has crunched the numbers in this report to determine the strongest factors related to happiness.
And it's no surprise that economic prosperity tops the list.
Researchers say the overall regional economies of these top 10 countries appear to be doing "exceptionally" well.
Government debt as a percentage of GDP is relatively low. Some of these nations are even running a surplus. Hard to imagine as our country runs $1 trillion-plus annual deficits and is almost $16 trillion in debt.
Employment obviously plays a key role in making people happy, and many of these nations have low unemployment rates.
After economic stability, physical and social well-being factor into happiness.
That includes things like good health, longer life expectancy, strong social support networks and having enough leisure time.
And the survey suggests it ain't all about money. The U.S. has the highest rate of disposable income in the developed world.
But we have a lower life expectancy, low job security and relatively high long-term unemployment.
Here’s my question to you: Why does the U.S. rank as the 11th happiest country in the world?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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