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That's an index premised on the hypothesis that "happiness" correlates in significant part with "access to education". It's unsurprising that Sweden does better on that index than the US, while doing poorer on others. That feels cherry picked.

No, it's an index based on asking people how they feel. From one of the sources of the wikipedia article: "Participants in the various studies were asked questions related to happiness and satisfaction with life". The health/wealth/education correlations aren't actually part of the index, they're just comparisons made afterwards to help understand what improves happiness.

I only picked that specific one since it was the first google result for my search terms.

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