Canada ranked first in the world in 2021

It seems that our country has acquired serious bragging rights this year according to 2021 “Best countries in the world“Report from US News, where Canada ranked number one overall.

And while we might have won the gold this time around, we haven’t done too badly in the standings for the past five years either.

Canada took second place in US News’ Top Country Reports in 2016, 2017 and 2018, then fell to third place in 2019, rose to second place in 2020, and now we’re on top.

This year’s report was based on a survey of over 17,000 people from around the world, where participants were presented with 76 attributes and asked how well they each associated with a nation. 78 countries were included in this year’s ranking.

And like the rest of the best in 2021, here’s the top 20 list:

  1. Canada
  2. Japan
  3. Germany
  4. Switzerland
  5. Australia
  6. United States
  7. New Zealand
  8. UK
  9. Sweden
  10. Netherlands
  11. France
  12. Denmark
  13. Norway
  14. Singapore
  15. South Korea
  16. Italy
  17. China
  18. Finland
  19. Spain
  20. Belgium

And while being considered the number one country in the world is certainly something to brag about, we have two other top spots in the same poll’s sub-rankings that we can be proud of this year: Best countries for quality of life and Best countries for social purposes.

Our country obtained first place in the quality of life category thanks to respondents who rank us as “No. 1 for having a good labor market, No. 2 for being politically stable and No. 3 for having an education system. well-developed audience “.

Canada has held the top spot in this under-ranking for six straight years now, so it seems people – at least those who respond to the annual polls that US News bases its annual reports on – are pretty happy with the standard of living. in the Great White North.

And when it comes to taking first place this year in “Best Social Purpose Countries,” US News reported that survey participants see Canada as being committed to social justice and human rights. rights in 2021, as well as well-distributed political power.

It has been a successful year in the rankings for Canada!

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Toya J. Bell