A new report may soon have many people packing up and heading to Switzerland. Every year the U.S. News & World Report conducts a survey to determine the “best” countries in the world, and on Tuesday the research revealed that Switzerland is apparently the place to be.
The New York Times reported:[lborder]
The survey was conducted after the 2016 United States presidential election and polled more than 21,000 people described by organizers as “business leaders, informed elites and general citizens.”
The results are broken down into a range of categories that include the most powerful country, the best country to invest in, and the best country for women, children and retirees.
According to the Times, “Switzerland took the top spot [for Best Country] for the first time based on a combination of its attitude toward education, democracy, business and quality of life.”[/lborder]
In years past, America has ranked as the fourth best country in the world, but as a result of scoring low in “business friendliness, respect for human rights and democracy, and educational quality,” the United States has dropped down to No. 7 this year.
The research also ranked Sweden as the best country for women and the best country for children.