Why Denmark is the Happiest Country

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  • airplane800
    airplane800 9 часов назад

    There is a research done in Harvard through 75 years about happiness. The study concluded that the happiest people were the ones with good relationships, not with more money. This video was done by people that used wrong concepts about happiness. I actually asked more that 100 Scandinavian people that came to the US if they would move here and 95% said yes. Give a green card for this people on this video and they will move to the US next morning. Danish people drink a lot and are very cold on relationships. People that did this video have never been in Italy or Spain. Actually many Danish girls go on vacation to Italy to hang out with Italian guys because they say the Danish man are cold.

  • Proud Guy
    Proud Guy 12 часов назад

    Denmark has a low immigration rate. 1/3 that of Canada, so they are able to preserve and celebrate their culture. :-) In Canada, we are adrift. Our roots are cut out from under us. We are encouraged to celebrate foreign cultures on Canada Day and are called racist if we talk about our own culture. We are told that our culture is to not have a culture, but to just live among foreigners. This makes us unhappy. I envy those who are born in Denmark.

  • Minoo Kianfar
    Minoo Kianfar 14 часов назад

    Great video

  • haris m
    haris m 16 часов назад

    Great to see 50% taxes at work! No corrupt politicians spend people's money on lobbyist benefits or personal enjoyment. 50% taxes cover health benefits, education both up to high school and beyond. No homeless people!! Did Denmark had colonies from where money keeps coming? Talking about happiness- We find people in small African village happy, women in slums of Calcutta happy even if they don't have food to eat for the next day.

  • Michael Mallal
    Michael Mallal День назад

    Australia's Turnbull gov is cutting university and hospital funding and giving money to corrupt banks. Turnbull also fought against the Royal Commission into Banking which exposed the corruption.

  • djinjis
    djinjis День назад

    this works because they don't have multiculturalism bullshit

  • gusy629
    gusy629 День назад

    It's called consciousness of living.

  • Dadaş 25
    Dadaş 25 День назад

    Big lie

  • Kirstine Termansen
    Kirstine Termansen День назад

    Watch honey trap union beaten government in red

  • Kirstine Termansen
    Kirstine Termansen День назад

    Bitterness happy low key

  • Claude Dietrich
    Claude Dietrich День назад

    that woman implies leaving immediately. Can not stand her

  • SR1 RING
    SR1 RING 2 дня назад

    Oprah gave all the Danes a car . . . now, less than 5% of the population bikes.

    • Randi
      Randi 23 часа назад

      No, I don't. :-)

    • SR1 RING
      SR1 RING 23 часа назад

      It's a joke, dude. Does ANYBODY on RUclip have a sense of humor?!?!

    • Randi
      Randi 23 часа назад

      Having a car from Oprah or not, it wouldt definately not stop people from using their bike just as usual.

  • SR1 RING
    SR1 RING 2 дня назад

    Why is Denmark so happy? Oprah don't live there.

  • George Brown
    George Brown 3 дня назад

    Danish people have not seen our USA homes - they are huge compare to danish homes.

    • Randi
      Randi 23 часа назад

      And American people have not seen our Danish homes. Many of the flats in the heart of Copenhagen ARE small, just as in other big old European cities like Paris (they are actually smaller there). The further you go away form town centre, the bigger the flats and houses. I am a female, income in the middle (USD 95.000/year). I own my own house where I live alone; it is 148m2 + inbuilt garage 50 m2. We have no trailer parks or slum areas. Only very few people are living “on the street” and they do so because they prefers to, believe it or not, because everybody are entitled to roof over their head and food on the table.

  • George Brown
    George Brown 3 дня назад

    Wow Muslims will love this place - muslims men will have four wife's and over 20 children- Muslims will soon populate Denmark !

  • Jai Stevens
    Jai Stevens 3 дня назад

    and like most other european nations it's slowly being destroyed by islam

  • sandra n.
    sandra n. 4 дня назад

    Yes that is on point here in America it is very important to have children and get married , by a certain age they would assume you are settled down. The state I live in alot of women are married or have children . I myself am single and in my mid twenties and when people realize I am not married or children they suddently look at me differently. Or if I want to work a full time job they get weird vibes back from that. Denmark offers such a great variety of benefits . All from education being paid to paying you money to find a nother source of income . They provide child care services for free too most likely . Here it's a different method . They make you pay tuition if not granted enough scholarship money or not enough to pay you to pay for student loans.So in other words your on your own from education to living or getting laid off from a good salaried paying job and it become such a huge stigma cause no one wants to talk about it or tell anyone how it is . As a woman they make a false presumption that you need a spouse / man to survive or feel the happiest which is a wrong when you mentally think of it but a true reality the way they see it in their eyes . And it is a huge lie and I myself would prefer to live a life where I do not have to depend on anyone but myself. Lol

  • Wayne
    Wayne 4 дня назад

    That's it. I'm moving to Denmark.

  • irAte irishman
    irAte irishman 4 дня назад

    oprah winfrey hates white people, why not head down to africa and do a story about how happy they are there so maybe some of them here will get their lazy, violent and worthless asses the fuck up and over there...lol JK, we all know negroes need the white man and our modern civilized societies to survive.

  • Lost&found
    Lost&found 4 дня назад

    Just to be a "devil's advocate" - Why the suicide rate in Denmark is not the lowest in the world if they claim to be so happy? www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/suiciderate.html When you look at it, seems to be not much different from the Check republic, an old Soviet satellite that got to be (my opinion only obviously) much less happy than country like Denmark.

  • Michael Delanzo
    Michael Delanzo 5 дней назад

    big taxes.........

  • Robert Dore
    Robert Dore 5 дней назад

    With the increase in Islamist influence, Denmark won't remain unspoilt for long.

  • George Lee
    George Lee 6 дней назад

    Single Race with high IQ and work ethics result in uniformed morality base and high productivity

  • Safa Nathan
    Safa Nathan 7 дней назад

    what happened to their depression problems en high rate suicidal behaviors. They did not told you about high rate of alcohol and drugs addiction ...

  • Magnus Johanson
    Magnus Johanson 7 дней назад

    Not for long. Once the fucking Muslim assholes outbreed the Danes its game over with peace and happiness.

  • luke skywalker
    luke skywalker 7 дней назад

    "they are probably not Danish"... well.. that is pretty racist to say according to western standards, but I get it - it's a homogenous country, just like China, you do see a lotta Chinese people talk like that - if you are not yellow skinned, black haired, you are not a Chinese, but you do realize China has a very strict citizenship law, basically, naturalization does not exist. But Denmark does have a naturalization process, and they shouldn't judge non-white people as non-Danish.

  • M
    M 7 дней назад

    She is kinda condescending .... rude

    EUROASIA STUDIO 8 дней назад

    This lady didnt notice another thing that is in.denmark there is no black.peoples thats why they are happy

  • Kellysayshello
    Kellysayshello 8 дней назад

    There are benefits and detriments of each system, and people are happy when their economic & political systems match their cultural values. For the Danish, their cultural values stress greater emphasis on free time, family time, and universal social benefits, greater egalitarianism, with few people being left behind, but few people having great material wealth also. Essentially, almost everybody is middle-class, with few big losers or winners. Being stronger or smarter doesn`t matter much under such a socialist system, hence they have greater gender equality. Materialism is not stressed and having big houses, lots of space, material possessions, and living a good material lifestyle is NOT available to the average Danish person because they have massive taxes to pay for the socialist programs that they support, and the more you make the more the government takes, which negates ambition. The average American, and certainly the upper-middle class Americans or above, would probably be UNHAPPY in Denmark, as the Danish system is NOT in line with American cultural values. An average working white-collar couple in the USA would have a big house, lots of stuff, 2 nice cars in the garage, etc. In Denmark they would live in a tiny little box with little space, little privacy, few possessions, and 2 bikes. An average upper-middle class American would likely resent the high taxes and rampant socialism in Denmark, and feel their quality of life has been greatly reduced (from what they had in America) in order to support all the social programs to benefit other people. One system ISN`T necessarily better than the other, it all depends on where you are on the social and economic scale, and what your values are. If you are poor, lower-middle class, or a low-skilled worker, you would be much happier in Denmark. Ironically, Oprah, who seems to be praising this system, would HATE it there, as she would be in a 90% tax bracket and have to give up her huge mansion and yacht for a lifestyle she could never accept. She seems to support left-wing socialism as long as SHE doesn`t have to pay for it. I think she would change her views on daycare for all, health care for all, and massive social programs if it meant she would be ruthlessly taxed and had to give up many of her possessions and live in a little cubicle. Other people will support the Danish idea of steeply increasing taxes based on income, and wonder why 1 person, like Oprah, should live on a huge estate in a mansion that could house hundreds of people. They may say that such a disparity between the rich and poor shouldn`t be tolerated by society. Also, we DIDN`T GET TO HEAR FROM THE MEN. A lot of women want to hold Denmark up as this progressive model because women enjoy many benefits and the Danish cultural values are more in line with female values, but many men would probably balk at such a system. Danish men are generally weak and passive (they were conquered in WW2 and the Canadian men had to save them and liberate their country). Danish women are known to have high levels of infidelity and the men are weak and don`t assert themselves politically. It could be that the men in Denmark don`t have enough testosterone or something, and this is what makes them very weak, capitulating to women easily, and allowing a socialist/feminist system to take hold. There also may be a lot of estrogenic hormones/biochemical estrogenic mimickers in their milk and food. Maybe if all the men in Denmark were given testosterone shots for a few years and re-educated into masculine values, their society and cultural values would change. They might then become more ambitious, stronger, more assertive, stress greater independence, self-reliance, lower taxes, greater materialism, and become a less egalitarian and more male-dominated society; ultimately embracing a more capitalist and less socialist model. In the end, it all comes down to what people value. Each society has to make choices and give something up of value.

  • brian Cuthbert
    brian Cuthbert 8 дней назад

    This is bullshit I've lived here for 25years. It's so typical Danish middle class nonsense. We have problems too.

  • Gregg Hanson
    Gregg Hanson 8 дней назад

    oOhpra proves herself to be the ugly American. She just can't believe that Europeans can be content without her zillions.

  • J.J. Royal
    J.J. Royal 8 дней назад

    Do not belive it, DK is full of sit like all other shitcountrys .

  • DAWN boggs
    DAWN boggs 9 дней назад

    they never go to war, therefore they don't have to spend all their money on war, they can afford all those nice things. it would be amazing if America would follow that. huh ?

  • Balbir Singh
    Balbir Singh 9 дней назад

    Thank you Denmark.

  • Niky Stone
    Niky Stone 10 дней назад +1

    I think the Netherlands is happier 😁

  • Cali Den
    Cali Den 10 дней назад

    most people stick thier kids in daycare from an early age and let strangers raise them even when they do not have to......it is all bullshit......oh she lived in the states so good for you honey so you know everything......

  • Cali Den
    Cali Den 10 дней назад

    wow i feel sorry for the three kids living in that environment,wow that bitch in the start sounded racist when she said they are probably not danish.......and healthcare is not free when you pay 50 percent tax out of your income and this is not an actual representation of this country......

  • Versus Stats
    Versus Stats 10 дней назад

    Govt pays 90% of ur salary for 4 yrs if unemployed? Is that a joke????

  • Edelmann1982
    Edelmann1982 10 дней назад

    30 Years before Germany was also like Denmark. Free Healtcare, free Education ... ! ecological awareness ... it was gained by Student Protests in the sixties and seventees. Neoliberalism sucks. But the Danish Home is a Spaceship :) ... surely more tha a million Euro! And the state helps to get a job? What kind of job? As a waiter/waitress?

  • John Smith
    John Smith 11 дней назад

    Film a muslim No Go Zone in Denmark and see how happy things are. Here are two of many. www.bitchute.com/video/v9qWKM0qtaXO/
    AND ruclip.com/video/hyOwRZVtXOQ/видео.html RIP Europe.

  • Franz G
    Franz G 11 дней назад

    there are more rich people in århus than in Copenhagen and that's why Oprah chose these poor ladies sigh..

  • Danni Andreasen
    Danni Andreasen 11 дней назад

    better known as the vikings ❤

  • Permalink
    Permalink 11 дней назад

    how can we explain these statistics then ?

  • A. J. R. Wilde
    A. J. R. Wilde 11 дней назад

    Erm...in Britain we also have free healthcare, maternity and unemployment benefits, small houses, artisan bread and our babies sleep outside.

  • Jane Book
    Jane Book 12 дней назад


  • Mad Hatter
    Mad Hatter 12 дней назад

    They're happy too because 'immigrants', legal and illegal, from black and middle east 3rd and 4th world countries aren't being allowed to infest every corner of the country, spreading their hate, killing, demanding a free living off the taxpayers.... etc etc Whoever said America is a shithole country is right, thanks to the immigrant scumbags flooding here and the Demoncraps sneaking them in.

  • Michael Adamidis Art Channel
    Michael Adamidis Art Channel 12 дней назад

    This is the scariest house I've ever seen. Cold as a prison..

  • Pingkan MK
    Pingkan MK 12 дней назад

    I live in a poor country, shit traffic, bad salary, low education, etc. Hving long list of it. But I grow up in a great family n neighborhood. Lol. Cant complaint for it.

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    i. wont to visit qween Of Danimarka

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    yes yes. Theyr clean beautiful

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    Hahaha. shapoos

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад


  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    beautiful babes 👧

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    u verey Beautiful ladey

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    Not like our Aprtmant FULL ROUCHES

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад


  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад

    i love Danimarka ..is Qwite

  • Monna Ahmed
    Monna Ahmed 12 дней назад


  • Tomasz Drgas
    Tomasz Drgas 12 дней назад

    How come is it possible that the happiest people in the world are as well among the ones using the most antidepressants?
    just for example... www.businessinsider.com/countries-largest-antidepressant-drug-users-2016-2
    but feel free to do your own research

  • Bob Singhv
    Bob Singhv 13 дней назад

    Hook it up! 😂 hahahahahha!

  • kernelsanderzz
    kernelsanderzz 13 дней назад

    They would be happier if they had more diversity. They may have the best way of life and the happiest people, but they don't have different cultures and music and most importantly FOOD. They should open up their country a bit more. Sure, crime may rise slightly, taxes might go up to pay for the diverse peoples, and trust may decrease some, but then they would have diversity. And how good can a place really be without diversity (aka our greatest strength)?

  • Adrian Brent
    Adrian Brent 13 дней назад

    why do anything, daddy government will help.

  • Joluvslilhorses
    Joluvslilhorses 13 дней назад

    I want to live there

  • caligula julius
    caligula julius 14 дней назад


  • Donald Miller
    Donald Miller 14 дней назад

    So why are so many people using bicycles as their main mode of transportation ?
    Because they don't have enough money left after taxes to buy an automobile !
    I have also heard that Denmark has a really stunning sales tax also. Got you coming and going ! Although it does seem that 180% sales tax is way too high. By the way , I have found that I can read the Danish newspapers ! So I know about the Muslims taking over many Danish towns.
    There is an old saying , " there's something rotten in Denmark " !

  • Ernest Kovach
    Ernest Kovach 14 дней назад

    Too much about Women, women, women...how about MALE PT of Views OPRAH! ?1 Despite this sexist report , the general drift of what makes Norwegian's happy and successful is fascinating. Thank you.

  • androc75
    androc75 14 дней назад

    nothing is "free". it all comes from tax money

  • Henning Andersen
    Henning Andersen 14 дней назад

    What a banal conclusion: Your focus is not on consumerism, your focus is on living.

  • Henning Andersen
    Henning Andersen 14 дней назад

    So she hasn't observed any homeless? She sees what seh wants to see.

  • Henning Andersen
    Henning Andersen 14 дней назад

    I , a Dane , was homeless in Denmark for years. And I neither drink nor smoke. I have also been robbed by a gang of Middle-East descent youngsters, as I was back in Denmark last year.

  • Henning Andersen
    Henning Andersen 14 дней назад

    "child-molesters"? Yes, among the invaders.

  • Henning Andersen
    Henning Andersen 14 дней назад

    And a big part of the tax-money goes to pay benefits and even life-long pensions to hundreds of thousands of mooching invaders.

  • krishnadas m
    krishnadas m 14 дней назад

    add some Islamic emigrants you will know what happiness is for ever.

  • Kenny H
    Kenny H 15 дней назад

    A Opra exclusive, you know its tainted, pure BS! This witch has caused undue suffering in Africa she a scam.

  • Golden Retriever
    Golden Retriever 15 дней назад

    High income tax is OK if its not being wasted on fake refugees.

  • Theodoulos Theodoulou
    Theodoulos Theodoulou 15 дней назад

    video is concentrated to a small part of life and people in Copenhagen . What about the weather and the daylight that is similar to night light during the winter time . what about of vitamins or drags that young people consume daily etc

  • Claudio Duarte
    Claudio Duarte 15 дней назад

    Oprah i liked the brazilian flag on your table

  • Alasdair McBryde
    Alasdair McBryde 15 дней назад

    The whole place looks like Ikea. So much for valuing creativity ... they need better furniture designers.

  • C_R_O_M__________
    C_R_O_M__________ 15 дней назад

    They pay exorbitant taxes for all these government "handouts".
    Their government even arranges when someone is eligible for a vacation for crying out loud. They have become docile obedient creatures, bending the knee to an unfree, central planning system that flattens out individuality.
    I imagine Oprah would be the first looking for an off-shore base to save her earnings.

  • Toto
    Toto 15 дней назад

    What a load of crock! Danes are also known to have many mental issues. They are a country that also takes the most amount of anti-depressants. If I hear one more person praise Denmark’s social services system and free health care, I swear to God, you are going to lose a tooth. The social system is highly variable. If you get a shithead social worker, your life is over. If you become mentally distressed (which is super common in Denmark), your freedom of choice is over. Do what they say or ELSE. Even if your doctor does not agree with their treatment recommendation. They are the ones who decide. Fuck Denmark!

  • ska punk
    ska punk 16 дней назад

    this is why countries like America in Decline

  • ska punk
    ska punk 16 дней назад

    like I said before America can learn a lot from this America is the richest country on Earth yet most people are very stressed out people have like dogs have the population of America live on welfare live off the government so these countries prove it to take care of your people you'll have a happy race of humans and no stress America can learn a lot from this

  • rattata30
    rattata30 17 дней назад

    Oh look there's a black woman walking! Oh..is a mirror!?

  • rattata30
    rattata30 17 дней назад

    Cause more then half are drugged and the rest are alcoholics

  • maleman julpax
    maleman julpax 17 дней назад

    Their immigration is hard

  • F. M. Arouet
    F. M. Arouet 17 дней назад

    There is little creativity. I live in Italy for 3 years, and my daughter lives in Norway, both social countries. You never hear
    any people say, I am thinking about do this or trying to develope that. PEOPLE never think about this. What have they
    invented, lately. Lots good about those countries, but you are very controlled by government-

  • Jaske
    Jaske 17 дней назад

    Did she just say that that was a normal home in Denmark? Jesus christ... No honey.. no. In Copenhagen a 1 room old ass shitty apartment is about 13.000kr a month plus water, warmth ect. so 13.000kr is about 2.090 dollars. That aparment is no where near normal, well maybe if you´re rich or something, but not as a normal Danish citizen.

  • schchen2000
    schchen2000 17 дней назад

    @ 7:04: Did she call people from Denmark as "Day Mark Kian"? Oh God!

  • Inderneil  Bose Roy Chowdhury
    Inderneil Bose Roy Chowdhury 18 дней назад

    INFESTED WITH MUSLIM'S AND FOREIGNERS ON WELFARE... HAPPY? Really! 😁 😂 BOGUS REPORTAGE! By the way I got married in Tonder AND I'M MOVING OUT OF GERMANY AFTER 20 YEAR'S.. I'm qualified and have unlimited working permit in Germany.. Europe is overcrowded with primitive MUSLIM'S, Africans and Somalian refugees and asylum seeker's.. This reportage is Propaganda.. Only Hungary and Poland is free of Primitive foreigners,, Rest of Europe not..HAPPY DENMARK 😁 😂 THEY DON'T EVEN STAY TOGETHER FOR LONG AFTER GETTING MARRIED AND MOST MOTHER'S ARE SINGLE MOTHER'S.. Same situation in Germany.. Gorilla Reporting! 😁 😂

  • Alan
    Alan 18 дней назад

    School is for working the low class don't want to work so we would have to go way back to wanting then make it possible they have gov to help we have gov taking us down to homeless state so work just to keep what we work for to get by

  • Alan
    Alan 18 дней назад

    Gov want to help not take over and own like the usa

  • Alan
    Alan 18 дней назад

    Who kill the country mixing the people

  • Heidi Yodel
    Heidi Yodel 18 дней назад +1

    Beautiful, trusting, low population, Christian, Aryan people. Animal muzzies & africans keep out (go to Nigeria)! Oprah a little triggered. Deep down, she knows they're really good looking people.

  • N2N2Y
    N2N2Y 18 дней назад

    And the Dutch are quietly reading all the comments !! :-)))

  • Elmer Fox
    Elmer Fox 18 дней назад

    In American There are no ethic's/ morals We have lost our way and we can't get them back! NEVER It's all about running game on each other, the more game you run the bigger baller you are, and this is lead by the examples the leaders projected to the public. Everyone is following the broad path of destruction, even the religious. But they are fooling themselves, but they don't believe it, they are kidding themselves, but they don't believe it, they are killing themselves but they won't believe it. Ego and arrogants.

  • GSP- the chosen one
    GSP- the chosen one 19 дней назад

    There are definitely pros about living in a small country like Denmark.:)

  • Quyen Phan
    Quyen Phan 19 дней назад


  • robert tidwell
    robert tidwell 19 дней назад

    what they don't explain is that Denmark is one of the most highly medicated nations in the world when it comes to mental health treatment....that could explain why everyone seems so "happy"

  • Kim Fishe
    Kim Fishe 19 дней назад +1

    im from norway, not so different here, but what struck me is, dont americans eat together?? thats pretty shocking. not spending time with ur family and not even eating together. Do you even have a relationship, do u even know ur family? that sounds very sad.

  • Raj B
    Raj B 19 дней назад

    The Anchor looks shocked....
    Successful people in USA can't digest Happiness & Valuable people.