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Does speaking English make people happier?

I just came across an interesting site with a “Happiness Map” of the world, and it seems that most of the English speaking countries rank highest. It also seems that both Africa and the old U.S.S.R region have some rather depressing languages…

Happy Map

Certainly, I do not think that the language we use defines our mental health, but I wonder to what degree different languages lean towards positive or negative feelings… I have often heard Japanese people say that it is easier for them to express themselves in English, as they find the language less restrictive socially, but I wonder if any studies have been done on this.

Visit the map in context here.