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Sweden Immigrants in Top-Ranked Country, Survey Says

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 03:08 PM

Sweden is the best place for immigrants to live, according to a new U.S. News survey that ranks the country as the world's best country to be an immigrant.

The survey took a deep look at "international perceptions of a country, immigration policies and economic data," according to U.S. News.

America ranked No. 7 on this list, falling behind countries like Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany.

The survey collected information from more than 21,000 people.

Although countries' immigration policies were taken into consideration for the survey, refugee policies weren't.

"While our methodology did not focus on refugees specifically, it did take into account immigration policies and integration measures per analysis from the United Nations," said U.S. News data reporter Deidre McPhillips, according to The Washington Post. "Our aim with this package was to focus on the economic aspects of immigration and the impacts this could have on a country's perceived standing in the world."

Eric Gertler, co-chairman of U.S. News and the New York Daily News, said the survey taught him that immigration is arguably the biggest issue in the world today.

The issue has shown its importance through speeches that have been given by President Donald Trump, via immigration policy efforts from the Trump administration and the issue is amplified even more when you take a look at all the protests around the world -- some in favor of and some against immigration.

"With the recent spotlight on immigration in the U.S. and abroad, we wanted to dive into its potential benefits and challenges on a country’s perceived economic status in the world," Gertler said.

Sweden's No. 1 ranking comes just months after Trump was on record blaming immigration on problems in Sweden.

"They took in large numbers and they are having problems like they never thought possible," Trump said in February in reference to the "migrant influx" seen in Sweden in 2015, according to the Post.

Here's the full ranking based on the U.S. News survey.

  1. Sweden
  2. Canada
  3. Switzerland
  4. Australia
  5. Germany
  6. Norway
  7. United States
  8. Netherlands
  9. Finland
  10. Denmark
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Austria
  13. New Zealand
  14. France
  15. United Arab Emirates
  16. Ireland
  17. United Kingdom
  18. Singapore
  19. Italy
  20. Japan
  21. China
  22. Spain
  23. Qatar
  24. Russia
  25. South Korea
  26. Portugal
  27. Greece
  28. Israel
  29. Slovenia
  30. Oman
  31. Ukraine
  32. Brazil
  33. Saudi Arabia
  34. Romania
  35. Argentina
  36. Panama
  37. Bahrain
  38. Belarus
  39. Chile
  40. Bulgaria
  41. Mexico
  42. Turkey
  43. Poland
  44. Uruguay
  45. South Africa
  46. Kazakhstan
  47. Hungary
  48. Croatia
  49. Costa Rica
  50. Czech Republic
  51. Thailand
  52. Indonesia
  53. Lebanon
  54. Morocco
  55. Colombia
  56. Latvia
  57. Malaysia
  58. Jordan
  59. Philippines
  60. Bolivia
  61. Azerbaijan
  62. Vietnam
  63. Ecuador
  64. Egypt
  65. Nigeria
  66. Angola
  67. Algeria
  68. Serbia
  69. Iran
  70. Dominican Republic
  71. Sri Lanka
  72. India
  73. Peru
  74. Burma (Myanmar)
  75. Pakistan
  76. Ghana
  77. Tanzania
  78. Tunisia
  79. Guatemala
  80. Kenya

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