The top 20 are below.  You wonder how appropriate some of the measures are, though: they seem to be based on economic factors as much as anything else.

We remember sitting in the station waiting room in Finse in Norway (surrounded by snow despite being mid-summer) a few years ago with a couple of French backpacker/campers, who gave us their opinion that Norwegians are as cold as the climate. The Swiss don’t have a reputation for being much better.

The report (pdf)


1. Norway (7.537) 2. Denmark (7.522) 3. Iceland (7.504) 4. Switzerland (7.494) 5. Finland (7.469) 6. Netherlands (7.377) 7. Canada (7.316) 8. New Zealand (7.314) 9. Australia (7.284) 10. Sweden (7.284) 11. Israel (7.213) 12. Costa Rica (7.079) 13. Austria (7.006) 14. United States (6.993) 15. Ireland (6.977) 16. Germany (6.951) 17. Belgium (6.891) 18. Luxembourg (6.863) 19. United Kingdom (6.714) 20. Chile (6.652)

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