Why Denmark is the Happiest Country

  • Опубликовано: 27 июл 2017
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Комментарии • 5 074

  • Mars Attax
    Mars Attax День назад

    Yeah....like everyone here in Copenhagen lives in an immaculate designer flat like that. Sheesh!

  • J I I V A
    J I I V A 2 дня назад +1

    Im from TAMILNADU I love Danes so much ❤️ love to have friends from Denmark my WhatsApp +919566334019 love to know more about Danes and the way of lifestyle

  • Hamza
    Hamza 3 дня назад

    tbh... this video is full of crap we are not more happy like any others.
    1, We dont live like that like its shows only a small bit of danes live like that.
    2, This is pure propaganda would i say beacuse half of it its not true about what the ladies are saying
    3, This film or video its trash i like ophra but she got a little bit
    cheated, When she wanted to see how we lived compared to people in the US.

  • karlis Fam.
    karlis Fam. 3 дня назад

    My baby was feeding, then she heard baby sleeping outside and she immidiatly turn around.

  • karlis Fam.
    karlis Fam. 3 дня назад

    I just spoke to someone from denmark, sound very happy and nice.

    • Hamza
      Hamza 3 дня назад

      wrong wrong AND WRONG

  • Mighty YoungSir
    Mighty YoungSir 3 дня назад

    890 butt heart Americans

  • Fiona Gregory
    Fiona Gregory 4 дня назад +1

    shame it has been overtaken by muslims now.

  • Fiona Gregory
    Fiona Gregory 4 дня назад +1

    In Holland they all use bikes too.

  • Fiona Gregory
    Fiona Gregory 4 дня назад +1

    probably because they are not stupidly religious like in usa.

  • dreamboy 08
    dreamboy 08 6 дней назад

    i did not saw any country than the philippines when it comes for happiest. for me as i saw. philippines is the happiest people in the world
    .hands down

    • alexjohnward
      alexjohnward 6 дней назад

      poverty in manila is bad, streetkids are not that happy.

  • M Allen
    M Allen 7 дней назад

    I worked there for 18 months and found most of the people bored and boring....same meals all the time...tacos, frozen pizza....

  • Elizabeth Leyden
    Elizabeth Leyden 7 дней назад

    I thought Oprah was brought up poor. Has she forgotten her roots? Why is she so allegedly astonished at small space living?

  • 8A Viktor Lyngaard Stephensen SoroeBorgerskole

    hej alle sammen :D

  • Vasilica Mihalcea
    Vasilica Mihalcea 9 дней назад

    Crap it's not true

  • Planet of Ether
    Planet of Ether 11 дней назад

    Oprah: "Wow! look at how the peasants live!" A woman of her life experience really shouldn't be shocked by how small the average European house is.

  • unicorn diva
    unicorn diva 11 дней назад

    house is scary

  • martin sertsiker
    martin sertsiker 12 дней назад

    Fake story. if you go to Danmark, following your dream, if you are lucky enough to get the very rare job, you will be washing dishes in a restaurant rest of your life. i have been to Danmark. seen the reality. left Denmark in 1 month..

  • robin heidel
    robin heidel 13 дней назад

    My goodness. Let's try this again and tell Oprah to shut up.

  • Joyful Soul
    Joyful Soul 13 дней назад


  • Joyful Soul
    Joyful Soul 13 дней назад

    The happiest people in world... So, how come these happy Danes have not yet realized that a portion of all that wealth that they enjoy belong to the Virgin Islands , that they sold, illegally the United States?

  • Christina Masden
    Christina Masden 14 дней назад

    Thank u for visiting my 1500s origin country

    • Christina Masden
      Christina Masden 14 дней назад

      My dad had like this crisis where he started deep sea sailing and moved to alaska , isnt that sooo sad . Ends here for me

  • PrecisionTreck
    PrecisionTreck 14 дней назад

    These women in Denmark are amazing.

  • PrecisionTreck
    PrecisionTreck 14 дней назад

    America's healthcare and medical system is corrupt, they want you to be sick, the pharmaceutical companies try to illegalise any herbs if they start to heal people, because they know they will make less money on their medications, pharmaceutical companies and others control most of the medical community with greed. They want people to be sick because there is no money in healthy people, sometimes people go to the doctors because they aren't feeling well, when secretly they are only missing a couple vitamins, but instead of telling the patient they need to consume those missing vitamins, they give them medications to fight the symptoms, then those medications cause more problems, and it becomes a vicious cycle of pain and illness. That's an example, an example of something that could be fixed but isn't because of greed. America spends the most money on their healthcare system but has some of the most negative results, because of the greed and corruption. For example, there is this herb that is healing many people, it's called Kratom, so they intentionally push out propaganda and try to deceive people into thinking that it's dangerous, and they keep trying to illegalise it, it's not dangerous, in fact, cigarettes coffee and alcohol are much much more dangerous, but they cannot patent the herb, and it is healing people, people no longer need to take expensive medications, so the greedy pharmaceutical company(s) is trying to illegalise the herb.

  • PrecisionTreck
    PrecisionTreck 14 дней назад

    This isn't all roses and daisies here. Denmark has one of the highest interest rates in the world. That means those who really want to get ahead and achieve wealth can't do so because around half of their income is being taken from them.

  • Eff dees
    Eff dees 15 дней назад

    Why Denmark is a shithole. Because they are Nazis who kill beloved family dogs just because of the race. Fucking racists.

  • The ASMR Celeste
    The ASMR Celeste 15 дней назад

    Are they good with refugees too😊

  • Gabriela Mercedes Hdz
    Gabriela Mercedes Hdz 15 дней назад

    Oprah wanna show only Rich People....She dont show all the Reality...We are the World..not only Richs

  • Md Shariful Islam
    Md Shariful Islam 16 дней назад

    Beause they have beautiful women

  • P. K.T
    P. K.T 16 дней назад +1

    Yessss, those “generous childcare benefits”, “free universal healthcare”, “free university education”, “generous unemployment benefits” etc are called SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, which North American countries are either lacking or having frugally!

  • Noodilious
    Noodilious 16 дней назад

    Why do they have the lowest birthrate then someone pls tell me. If they r so happy why do they choose not 2 have kids

    • Oofing Everywhere
      Oofing Everywhere 15 дней назад

      Noodilious because they have a choice to not have kids that’s why they’re happy.I wouldn’t be happy if I were forced to conceive a child

  • pegbars
    pegbars 18 дней назад

    If I'd known this was an Oprah Winfrey propaganda piece, I would never have clicked on it. There she is, the malcontent, always bashing something or someone. Hate monger!

  • Nicos Frangeskou
    Nicos Frangeskou 21 день назад

    And now in the Us with tramp rich getting richer on the Poor people’s backs , as long as they feed us the same shit, USA is the best and a lot of idiots eat it happily. Wake up.

  • johancruyff74
    johancruyff74 22 дня назад

    FULL OF CRAP. What I expect to see from the US, the shallowest nation on earth. And no, a huge percentage of Danes are not as the arrogant blond bitch described.

  • Allie lopez
    Allie lopez 22 дня назад

    So for those who hate trump I just have one question? DO YOU GUYS LIKE WHO THE DANISH LIVE??? I believe so so did you pay attention to what Oprah said???? 15% taxes right? Well Yeap that’s basically why the Danes live so well and we are here complaining about2-3-4% that we have and that is being raised mean while we want free this, free that, free everything but don’t want to SUPPORT our country right?

  • Kast Meka
    Kast Meka 22 дня назад

    Propaganda, courtesy of Oprah.

  • Michelle McGrogan
    Michelle McGrogan 27 дней назад

    Sounds like Australia

  • Sonia Munoz
    Sonia Munoz 27 дней назад

    Well if I was born blonde and beautiful I’d be super happy as well

  • veronica Deal
    veronica Deal 28 дней назад


  • Chintan Desai
    Chintan Desai 28 дней назад +2

    Wow. Denish people choose their career based on their INTEREST. Thats amazing!!! God bless Denish Govt.

  • y family
    y family 28 дней назад

    the brits will always gripe because they dont want a classless society and are just plain envious. they also want to feel superior. now wonder brexit. europeans will get sucked into a crappy deal where brits will delay it and get their way and eu will compromise because they dont have a backbone and a military. just watch.

  • Hardgrieve
    Hardgrieve Месяц назад

    No happiness in this planet.

  • eleanatopp1
    eleanatopp1 Месяц назад

    Denmark is a very secular country where the fastest growing religion is none. Well, maybe islam, now. I wonder if they are still eradicating down syndrome babies and how life has changed with the Muslim immigration. Will the government do the same they have been doing for decades to their own people...and take care of this Muslim immigrant children for indoctrination?

  • MrDoc405
    MrDoc405 Месяц назад

    im laughing my ass off. wee are the biggest consumer in the world of antidepressiv medicin. wee are all on drugs that's why we are so happy.

    sorry but i can't find the smile that throw up

  • Jan lee Lee Jan
    Jan lee Lee Jan Месяц назад

    One of my dream countries to visit... 😘👏❤️Its a wonderful country, Denmark 🇩🇰! ❤️ From Philippines 🇵🇭! To Denmark with 💋💕... Wow! Its free education, free health care, 1 year maternity leave with pay. Love it!

  • dab savage
    dab savage Месяц назад

    I want to emigrate there but I don’t know where to start. From the Philippines here btw.

  • dizzyswimmer
    dizzyswimmer Месяц назад +1

    Why Denmark is the Happiest Country ??? Tortilla Flats Vejle Amigos !!!!!!!

  • MrKErocks
    MrKErocks Месяц назад

    Lots of grumpy Danes commenting. Compared to the USA, Denmark is paradise...

  • Janelle Lashley
    Janelle Lashley Месяц назад

    “No one wants to steal your babies”
    You got that right!!

  • Susanna Bonke
    Susanna Bonke Месяц назад

    very proud women! heaven on earth...

  • Carm Sacco
    Carm Sacco Месяц назад

    CanaDUH is also 50% income tax, For the ones that work middle class that is!

  • Marisa Bergljot Nadejža
    Marisa Bergljot Nadejža Месяц назад +1

    Beautiful and happy! Happiness makes people look even more beautiful..

  • DmY808
    DmY808 Месяц назад

    No western country will ever be the happiest. You can have all the money you want and they still will never be as happy as the poor people i met in Vietnam, Thailand, India, etc. Try being happy and keeping a smile when you live in the slums. If you can do that then you are the happiest people on earth. I don't see that anywhere in the west.

  • esake
    esake Месяц назад

    If Denmark is the happiest, i'd rather not want to experience other places, because Denmark sucks. Im a dane and i'm not happy, so i call bullshit.

  • zebrafishy
    zebrafishy Месяц назад

    I really don't buy into the Danish hype either... it is all one big publicity/marketing stunt which they are very good at! Denmark is NOT the happiest country in the world... it is a pretty miserable place... especially for foreigners... don't be fooled by big claims made based on totally rubbish and random studies... Denmark is a bubble and the most sterile place I have seen.

  • fak 8841
    fak 8841 Месяц назад

    Like hvis du er fra Danmark🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

  • Moon Ivy
    Moon Ivy Месяц назад

    And I thought Norway was the happiest country in the world.

  • Katharine Dodson
    Katharine Dodson Месяц назад

    How hard do they work at their jobs when they know they probably wont get fired? Its kind of like government workers here.

  • Katharine Dodson
    Katharine Dodson Месяц назад

    And the US subsidizes them so they can live like that.

  • Aaron Cooper
    Aaron Cooper Месяц назад

    FUCK Denmark

  • Chris Berg
    Chris Berg Месяц назад

    I,am French and never want or dream to live in Denmark.too cold, boring , I go to miss alpes mountain and French Riviera. Little villages. Etc...

  • Manit Rotan
    Manit Rotan Месяц назад

    Of course she they cut out the part where the women told her about non religiosity in Denmark. haha the women are right, the churches are mostly empty, I guess the Danes giving up religion played a major role in their growth of happiness.

  • larry gendron
    larry gendron Месяц назад

    If one likes the idea that total strangers can influence the personal decisions you make regarding the raising and educating of your children, deciding medical care, and religious principles. Not for me or my family.

  • Ray Sabud
    Ray Sabud Месяц назад

    I just wanna see jealous Yankees comment here.:D

  • Nikhil Sharma
    Nikhil Sharma Месяц назад

    After reading lots comments down here.... Please now I have a question.... What is happiness...?

  • Nikhil Sharma
    Nikhil Sharma Месяц назад

    Good luck

  • Martha Luke
    Martha Luke Месяц назад

    Back to science: first transfer science fiction waste in film and media to a real world keeping their minds busy and out of other nonelectronic human minds; compensate those humans and allow them yo use their own INTELLECTS and minds free from any type of robotics. Maybe the Copenhagen healthcare funds can be usef to compensate those hurt in U.S. by the fraud eith WA state and the World can see the HAGUE FUNCTION IN A REAL WORLD INTERNATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEM.

  • Happiness Pills
    Happiness Pills Месяц назад

    Wow. Some of the things those Danish women are saying is pure PR. Not the truth at all. I've lived in Copenhagen for almost 30 years.

  • Ogie Cruz
    Ogie Cruz Месяц назад

    I'm from Denmark but listening to Oprah's voice makes me very sad

  • rachel plows
    rachel plows Месяц назад

    There are tradeoffs. I'm not sure free healthcare and free college would work as well in largely populated countries like the US, where not as many people can afford those taxes.

  • Kåre Nissen
    Kåre Nissen Месяц назад

    5.2 million People. Currently 200.000 citizens live below the poverty line and rising. .....
    And focus is not on living. Focus is on work, and we dont pay 50% in taxes and especially not businesses. And welfare system is cracking wide open....

  • Kåre Nissen
    Kåre Nissen Месяц назад

    I am Danish, and this video isn't representing Denmark at all.

  • vincent stockholm
    vincent stockholm Месяц назад

    Lets Talk About Happiness:
    poor country a little better than poland!
    People are becoming more and more sick in Danmark. And it is getting worse and worse... because there is no healthy health system in Danmark.
    Believe me or not: Danmark has the worst health system in all of europe.
    Hard to believe but true.

  • The Sucky Reader
    The Sucky Reader Месяц назад

    "44 and single" wow its my future self lol

  • Noah Vale
    Noah Vale Месяц назад +1

    If it's so "dour" why does the limey continue to stay there?

  • Noah Vale
    Noah Vale Месяц назад +1

    Hear that all you neo cons who hate socialism.. be happy, help the old and the poor and shut the fark up !!!

  • aria afghan
    aria afghan Месяц назад

    In North America kids live lovely, dovely under the wings of their parents. Once they are 18+ and go to college or University the reality hits them so hard. First of all the loan they get for their higher education it takes them the whole lifetime to pay it back. Now imagine the cost of living and the loans and credits you acquire during life is added on top. Even if you want to be happy the letters from the creditors, the eviction notices from your landlord, and God knows what else...ruins one's life.

  • a&v
    a&v Месяц назад +2

    Who wants our world to be like DENMARK 😍🤗😉😀

  • Loke Baldersbane
    Loke Baldersbane Месяц назад

    Singles mothers are somewhat reality, those are wealthy bitches though - absolutely not representative.

    KIM YOUNG Месяц назад

    Are there only white ppl in Denmark?

    KIM YOUNG Месяц назад

    I’m surprised she has 3 young children and can keep her home so clean and white! 😂

  • D-Gauss
    D-Gauss Месяц назад +1

    Trump should just pull us out of NATO and let the Europeans defend themselves. Between Islamic invasion and the threat of Russian annexation we will see how long their little socialist paradises last.

    • Raul Medina
      Raul Medina 11 дней назад +1

      I would like that to happen and see how european socialists with their huge ego struggle to maintain that "happy" paradise... I don't think that approach is sustainable...

  • Sara Grant
    Sara Grant Месяц назад

    Ophra talks about many things during this video but does not about most relevant issues.
    The highest taxes in the whole world, terrible weather during most of the year and very difficult, strange in pronounce language... I am not sure if Danish are so happy or rather they talk only about it all the time which is called "hygge"...

  • Sara Grant
    Sara Grant Месяц назад

    It doesn't show really true Danish life nor happy faces at all! This apartment with too much glass is looking a sort of laboratory - like and is cold &steril...who will be happy living there? Nothing homely, warm and cosy at all...I know Danish people living very different and far more happy than this lady from glassy studio-apartment, lol!

  • plica06
    plica06 Месяц назад

    I think the British author said it like it is: Danish people aren't so much really happy all the time but they know the welfare state they live in will offer them opportunity and supports that aren't as common in other countries. You can have a comfortable life there even if you don't earn a lot of money.

  • Aoedele Sophia
    Aoedele Sophia Месяц назад

    All those things can easily be done in the US, and around the world, but there's so much greed and racism.

  • D-Gauss
    D-Gauss Месяц назад +2

    Is Denmark an Islamic Republic yet ? I mean close on the heels of Sweden.

  • D-Gauss
    D-Gauss Месяц назад

    Denmark.. healthy people ? They have the highest cancer incidence in the WORLD.

  • I Renka
    I Renka Месяц назад

    Oh, Man :-)

  • Raven One
    Raven One Месяц назад +1

    I want to marry a beautiful Danish woman😁
    Nana I want you😚
    Planing to move to Denmark

  • NBT 3
    NBT 3 Месяц назад +2

    And just think the British people are paying all the bills!!! Certainly not Oprah.

  • Peter Klitgaard
    Peter Klitgaard Месяц назад

    I love how you mentioned us as Denmarkians :-) (7:04)

  • livid snicket
    livid snicket Месяц назад


  • Anne Cuny
    Anne Cuny Месяц назад +2

    Well they make a mess when they come in groups of young adults in ski resortd in France. It sounds that they have no respect.🍺🍻🥂🍷🍸🍾

  • iiuva
    iiuva Месяц назад

    And look how tiny her apartment is...cause in reality it's probably very expensive and can't afford bigger.

  • Jessica Ramer
    Jessica Ramer Месяц назад

    Alas, the reason for Danish happiness may be genetic. Many Danes have a gene associated with resistance to depression. Look at the bottom of the following BBC article. www.bbc.com/news/world-39331314

  • Hmm Nameonetwo
    Hmm Nameonetwo Месяц назад

    Because they're rich? Eastern Europe where I live or Asia top the suicide stats for obvious reasons EE = poverty, Asia = overworking.

  • Amrit Kaur Khalsa
    Amrit Kaur Khalsa Месяц назад

    I have been there and I like it, but university tests have prooved that the happiest countries are those where the sun shines longer and Denmark is not that kind of country, so this is a lie! But it is a true for her, that is also possible! Not for me! I have been thee too! A shining sun on our bodies makes us happier in spite of having or not whatever, even in lack of money people in sunny countries are happier by far and there have been universities tests on that which I watched long ago but forgot as I took a look just for personal info.

  • j
    j Месяц назад

    I’ve never seen someone i Denmark living in that kind of house, and I’m a dane

  • j
    j Месяц назад +11

    “Are every dane tall and blond?”
    “Yeah, pretty much”
    Me: Ehmm, no not at all lol

  • Vishan Singh
    Vishan Singh Месяц назад

    Did Oprah racial profile someone ?