The sixth was drafted and published Annual Report The best countriesAnd the He revealed the importance of social justice as a global ambition, the unexpected social change due to the Covid-19 crisis and also the influence of conspiracy theories.
This ranking is a project analysis of the US News and World Report. BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY & R; And the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. s.For the first time, Canada was ranked # 1 in the 2021 Best Countries Report.
This year, the shift in society due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been taken into account. Cultural, economic, political and technological influences remain important and two new categories have been added: social purpose and agility. On the basis of all these categories, the world’s 78 countries are ranked.
“Countries are affected on many critical fronts by the way they are viewed globally – from foreign relations to international affairs to tourism. These perceptions are constantly changing in a rapidly changing world“He said Kim Castro , Editor and Chief Content Officer at US News.
Here are the top ten countries
The top ten countries are:
- United States of America
- new Zeland
- United kingdom
Let’s talk about the first three in more detail.
Canada ranked first
After several years spent in second or third place in the ranking of the Best Countries Report, It is Canada It finally climbed to # 1 in the sixth issue of US News & World Report’s annual ranking released on Tuesday.
North America deserves it First place for quality of life and social status. Canada is recognized worldwide as a Stable countryAnd the With an equal stable companyWhere citizens can have fun safety And where everyone has the opportunity Evolution and prosperity.
but that is not all. Canada also has the most open, fair and equitable society in the world.
Second place is occupied by Japan
The The second place is Japan. The Japanese country is a leader in efficiency, from transportation to public services, everything works perfectly.
The Japanese healthcare system is global and one of the best in the world. Hospitals are equipped with the latest cutting edge technology and highly qualified doctors and nurses. Medicines contain higher active ingredients than those in other countries, which means that most of them require a prescription.
Japan is also a very safe country. There are fewer crimes overall compared to other countries and compared to other large cities and they are considered quite safe. Areas where peace and security are known to be particularly good Tokyo, Bunkyo Ward e Chuo Ward.
The third place is occupied by Germany
In the third place of the podium we find In Germany. The cost of living in Germany is reasonable. Since the country has a variety of food chains to choose from, Food prices are competitive. Germany’s standard value-added tax (VAT) is 19%., Lower than other European Union countries such as France (20%), Spain (21%), Italy (22%), Portugal (23%) and Greece (24%).
Also, traveling by car is inexpensive as there are no toll roads.
Germany is also a safe country. The Global Peace Index, which typically ranks 163 countries based on their general level of peace, ranked Germany the 22nd most peaceful country in the world in 2019.
Possession of a weapon is permissible however There is no right to bear arms. According to GunPolicy.org, Germany has one of the highest gun possession rates in the world, but it also has the Some of the toughest gun laws in the world. To obtain a weapon, the Germans must obtain a license, undergo background checks and a test run.
In Germany there are two types of health insurance, Krankenversicherung: public and private. However, the choice between the two systems is not free. 90% of the German population is insured through a public health insurance fund. Whatever the case The German health system is among the best in the world.
How is the Best Countries Report prepared?
the report – Formed in partnership with the BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY & R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – It is based on a survey that asked more than 17,000 people from four regions to rate perceptions of 78 countries across 76 different measures. Three new countries – Cambodia, El Salvador and Uzbekistan – entered new ones this year.
US News this year introduced new categories due to the global pandemic, such as “Agility,” ie It is proving to be an adaptable, dynamic, modern, progressive and responsive country. Here you will find out The methodology used to establish the ranking.
Social purposeRather, it comes Racial equality, commitments to social justice, climate goals, and animal rights care.
New features related to digital infrastructure, tourism, consumer brands, exports, and geographical features have also been added in many of the existing subcategories.
The United States is sixth in the ranking
The United States is in sixth place this year, Exit from a controversial presidential election And after a year of the epidemic that killed more than 500,000 people in the country alone. The United States ranked seventh last year.
The Best Country Survey was conducted after the US presidential election.
The way the United States sees itself is very different from the way the rest of the world sees it. Only 52.5% of respondents agreed that the state is “a good model for a functioning democracy.”
It must be said that much of the world public opinion regarding the United States can be related to the previous administration of President Donald Trump.
Only about a third of people surveyed in a September 13 poll he conducted Pew Research Center They said they held a positive view of the United States and only 1 in 6 people said they believed in the current former president.
“What we saw during the Trump presidency is that it got very poor ratings in most parts of the world and had a real impact on what people think of the United States as a whole.“, He claims Richard Wake, Director of Global Attitudes Research at the Pew Research Center. “toPeople basically hated the fact that he was withdrawing the United States from international obligations and was building barriers between the United States and the rest of the world in different ways.“.
Wake adds that the country’s management of the Coronavirus epidemic.It has also hurt our image in the past year or soBut notice that Since President Joe Biden was elected last year, perceptions appear to be improving.
Another Pew Center survey published on March 31 found that about Two-thirds of adults are in the United States This is true Your political system needs major changes or needs a complete overhaul. According to the report, concerns about political corruption in the country are widespread.
What is the location of Italy?
Italy is 16th in the ranking. Generally speaking, the cost of living in our country is quite high.
The health service is general and it is very good, it ranks 17th in the world in the classification of health services in 166 countries. However, the level of care in Italy can vary greatly depending on where you are, with the north generally surpassing the south in terms of quality.
Moreover, the problem of an aging population in Italy means that there is an increasing pressure on public health services.
Another phenomenon is the abandonment of the country by young people. In Italy there is one such “elderly population of the world”, which means that the average age of the population is gradually increasingAs the birth rate decreases and the life expectancy increases.
In February 2019, the Financial Times reported that the birth rate in Italy was at its lowest since the beginning of the 21st century and that in 2018, about 160,000 Italians moved abroad, the highest number since 1981.
2018 also saw Italy’s total population drop by 90,000 to around 60.4 million, the fourth consecutive year of decline.
The Still a crazy gap between North and South, The The unemployment At high levels, one of Tax systems The highest in the world, unfortunately, does not make it the best country to live in. Despite the beauty, history, art, special character and fun of Italians, the climate and the good food.
Let’s find out which countries are at the bottom of the ranking
Corruption is the common denominator of the countries that ranked last in the 2021 Best Countries Ranking. These countries scored very low on “No Corruption”. This Include IraqThat came at the bottom of the list. Countries that score poorly on the political stability scale also tend to have lower overall scores. The ten lowest-ranked countries in the world are:
El Salvador 77
at dinner It has slipped two places since 2020 and it is in 17th. The country has faced criticism for its ambiguity over the origins of the Coronavirus and respect for human rights, as well as being in controversial business talks with the United States. Instead, it ranked first in exports.
The sub-category of social purpose is inhabited mainly by European countries. But Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are also among the top ten. New Zealand, A country known for its excellent management of the COVID-19 epidemic, Four places rose in the comprehensive list.
US News also explored relevant policies implemented in countries that scored high on gender equality based on citizens’ perceptions. About 68% of respondents agree with the statement that “women-led countries tend to be better managed”.
Radius, content editor and ghost writer, Class 1978.
He graduated in lawBarry University, I have a Master in Human resource management and development, Which ended with an internship in Adecco. After working for years as a transcriber of processes and sessions for councils, districts, and municipalities, I started my career as an editor working as editor-in-chief for iNews on Mobinext-Apply national information, dealing directly with news, politics, health, curiosity and technology. Later on, she worked as a ghost writer for some real estate and political blogging, such as Locavitalrealistat e Locavitalbergrossetto, And also as editor for Tabuloid.it e Contocorrenteonline.it.
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