Canada has been named the second best country in the world according to a 2017 new survey from the US News and World Report. The media organization evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria from economic influence to citizenship and quality of life. Switzerland edged out Canada for the number one ranking scoring a perfect 10 while Canada took in 9.7 in overall scoring. Canada scored high for quality life but very low in the “great food” sub-category. Next on the list were the United Kingdom, Germany and then Japan. In collaboration with Young & Rubicam BAV Consulting and the University of Pennsylvania, more than 21,000 people were surveyed for the report.
Here are the top 10 best countries in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report, BAV Consulting and Wharton School.
- United Kingdom
- United States
Furthermore, here’s their methodology on how they ranked the 2017 best Countries in the world.
The study and model used to score and rank countries were developed by Y&R’s BAV Consulting, specifically John Gerzema and Anna Blender, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, specifically Professor David J. Reibstein, in consultation with U.S. News & World Report.
A set of 65 country attributes – terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation – were identified. Attributes by nation were presented in a survey of more than 21,000 people from across the globe. Participants assessed how closely they associated an attribute with a nation.
Attributes were grouped into nine sub-rankings that rolled into the Best Countries ranking:
- Adventure (3.24 percent): friendly, fun, pleasant climate, scenic, sexy
- Citizenship (16.95 percent): cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power
- Cultural Influence (12.93 percent): culturally significant in terms of entertainment, fashionable, happy, has an influential culture, modern, prestigious, trendy
- Entrepreneurship (17.42 percent): connected to the rest of the world, educated population, entrepreneurial, innovative, provides easy access to capital, skilled labor force, technological expertise, transparent business practices, well-developed infrastructure, well-developed legal framework
- Heritage (3.17 percent): culturally accessible, has a rich history, has great food, many cultural attractions. (Canada didn’t do so well in here, scoring 2.5 overall and placing 41 in the rankings.)
- Movers (10.00 percent): different, distinctive, dynamic, unique
- Open for Business (11.99 percent): bureaucratic, cheap manufacturing costs, corrupt, favorable tax environment, transparent government practices
- Power (7.42 percent): a leader, economically influential, politically influential, strong international alliances, strong military
- Quality of Life (16.89 percent): a good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system
A total of 21,372 individuals from 36 countries in four regions – the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and Africa – were surveyed. Of the respondents, 12,396 were informed elites and 6,489 were business decision-makers. Some respondents were considered both informed elites and business decision-makers.
They narrowed the world’s nations down to a statistically manageable group by comparing the performance of countries in a number of key business, economic and quality of life indicators.
- Top 100 countries in terms of gross domestic product in 2015 or 2014, based on World Bank Data
- Top 150 countries in the UN’s Human Development Index, based on the 2015 or 2014 report
- Top 100 countries in terms of foreign direct investment inflows in 2014 or 2013, based on United Nations data
- Top 100 countries in terms of international tourism receipts in 2014 or international tourism arrivals in 2013, based on World Bank data
Thus, that’s how they placed Canada as the 2nd best country in the world. Therefore, let’s love more and give extra care to our beloved country, Canada. Be proud!