NEW YORK: Canada has moved up to the 2nd spot in the U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings, while the U.S is at no. 7.
For the fourth consecutive year, Switzerland remained the best country in the world.
The United States ranks No. 7 overall, bolstered by being seen as the most powerful country. While the U.S. scores highly for its entrepreneurship and cultural influence, the country is damaged by the sharpest drop in global trust since 2016 among all countries assessed.
As per the report, Millennials rank Canada as the best country overall, viewing its business environment and citizenship favourably.
The Best Countries report, produced from an annual global survey of more than 20,000 people in 36 countries that includes the United States, reflects increasingly negative views of the world and within countries.
“Compared to 2019, more people in this year’s Best Countries report say that the global economy is in decline, that nationalism is on the rise and that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing”, the report reads.
This year’s report focuses on global perceptions of 73 nations.
Read the full report here:
Here’s the list of 25 best countries in the world 2020
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
The Bottom 5 Countries in the World
The rankings are formed in partnership between U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group (a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.