U.S. News and World Report released its annual “Overall Best Countries Ranking” and countries, such as the island nation of Haiti didn’t make the cut.
The number one slot went to Switzerland, the reigning champ from 2017, who received a perfect 10 in its overall score. Sitting at number eight was the United States, slipping from its spot at seven in 2017. The U.S. sits above France and just below Australia, according to the report.
Behind the rankings is a methodology developed by Y&R’s BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Researches identified 65 different attributes within a country and then assign a score based on individual survey results. Inside these attributes were subrankings, that include Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.
Countries like Haiti belonged to a minority of countries that either did not have a high enough gross domestic product or Human Development Index to participate in the survey.
The worst countries on the list were mostly in Africa or the former Soviet Union, with Lebanon, Nigeria, Iran, Serbia, Angola, and Algeria making up the bottom five.
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