The 10 Happiest Countries At the top: Panama By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 17, 2014 10:12 AM CDT 49 comments Comments In this photo taken on Dec. 2, 2011, people walk on a beach in Panama City. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) (Newser) – Think the US is the happiest country in the world? Think again: It doesn't even make it into the top 10, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, which looks at financial status, social well-being, community well-being, physical health, and residents' goals and sense of purpose. The top 10, per LiveScience: Panama Costa Rica Denmark Austria Brazil El Salvador Uruguay Sweden Canada Guatemala The US comes in at No. 14, according to the complete list. The bottom 10, from least happy to most: Syria Afghanistan Haiti Democratic Republic of Congo Chad Madagascar Uganda Benin Croatia Georgia Click for the full list of 135 countries, or check out the happiest state in America.