- U.S. News and World Report’s 2023 ranking of the best countries in the world based on a survey of 17,000 global citizens.
- In the Best Countries survey, the UK is currently ranked first among American respondents.
- The U.S. was seen by Americans as having the best entrepreneurial qualities.
In the 2023 list of the top nations in the world published by U.S. News and World Report, a nation with a history of regressing reproductive rights and a healthcare system ranked 23rd managed to claim the fifth spot. 17,000 people from around the world responded to a poll in which they rated 87 nations on the basis of 73 characteristics.
The top 10 countries for adventure were Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Australia, the United States, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
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In the Best Countries survey, the UK is currently ranked first among American respondents, moving up eight positions overall. With a six-spot increase of its own, New Zealand, noted for its stunning terrain, came in second among American survey participants.
According to survey responses from the U.S., Switzerland, which has been ranked first by global respondents for the last six years, falls in eight positions.
When evaluated by Americans about the rest of the globe, Myanmar (+27 positions) and Ukraine (+22) also had significant increases. Comparatively speaking, Bahrain (-24 positions), Jordan (-19), and Russia (-15) all dropped.
The U.S. was seen by Americans as having the best entrepreneurial qualities, including strong consumer brands, easy access to money, entertainment with cultural significance, livability, a well-established legal system, leadership, and concern for animal rights.
The majority of the 73 traits included in the Best Countries project had higher ranks from respondents residing in the United States than from the assessments of the entire world, even though their country did not consider itself to be king of the hill.
Numerous other traits also showed a decline in self-image, with the United States ranking lower when judged by its citizens than the entire group of international respondents.
Notably, Americans perceived themselves as being worse when it came to having a favorable tax environment (-27 spaces) and economic equality (-21 spots), and believed that their nation was not very open when it came to government and business activities (-61 spots) and when it came to corporate practices (-39 spots).