Canada Ranked 2nd Best Country in the World


It’s official: Canada has been ranked as the second-best country in the world, according to the 2020 Best Countries report by US News & World Report.

The report also stated that Canada is seen as the world’s most transparent country, followed by Nordic countries Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

“The study and model used to score and rank countries were developed by BAV Group 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 20,000 people from across the globe. Participants assessed how closely they associated an attribute with a nation.

Each country was scored on each of the 65 country attributes based on a collection of individual survey responses. The more a country was perceived to exemplify a certain characteristic in relation to the average, the higher that country’s attribute score and vice versa. These scores were normalized to account for outliers and transformed into a scale that could be compared across the board.” It reads.

Canada has even climbed a spot since 2019 US News & World Report, where it was third behind Switzerland and Japan.

25 best countries in the world 2020

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States
  8. Sweden
  9.  Netherlands
  10.  Norway
  11. New Zealand
  12. France
  13. Denmark
  14.  Finland
  15.  China
  16.  Singapore
  17.  Italy
  18.  Austria
  19.  Spain
  20.  South Korea
  21.  Luxembourg
  22.  United Arab Emirates
  23.  Russia
  24.  Portugal
  25.  India

Canada Ranked 8th Safest Country In The World By 2017 Global Peace Index

«Canada is once, again, one of the safest countries in the world.

According to the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI), which was published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Canada is the eighth safest out of 163 countries.

To determine this, 23 factors were used to rank countries based on how peaceful they are. These included homicide rates, violent crimes, the impact of terrorism and deaths from internal conflicts. The countries were then each given a peace score. The smaller the number, the more peaceful the country.

This is the second year in a row that Canada has ranked at number eight. However, thanks to this scoring system, we can see that the country has become slightly more peaceful in the past year. In 2016, Canada had a GPI score of 1.388 compared to this year’s score of 1.371.

Canada scored the best when it came to factors related to internal conflicts, such as intensity and deaths resulting. Violent crimes and political instability were two others that scored well, too. Each of these was only given a one out of five. This low score means the Great White North lacks these things, which is certainly good.» Isabelle Khoo, HuffPost Canada.

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«A new global survey has placed Canada among the top 10 most peaceful countries in the world.

The Global Peace Index (GPI) compares 163 independent states and territories (99.7 per cent of the world’s population) according to their levels of peacefulness.

Up two positions from its 2017 ranking, Canada is ranked in an envious position at 6th overall. The worst it has ever been was 14th in 2010 and the best was fourth in 2012.

The top five countries on the 2018 list are Iceland, followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark. The least peaceful are Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, and Somalia.» CTV Montreal.

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