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US Ranked Only Seventh Best Country

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By    |   Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:20 PM

A prestigious report of the best countries ranks the United States only seventh in the world. The low ranking is due in large part to the most dramatic drop in global trust in the U.S. since 2016. The report assessed 73 countries.

The findings presented by U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday show how the world perceives America, with the U.S. seen as one of the most powerful countries and one highly regarded for its entrepreneurship and cultural influence.

Hurting the country's credentials are recent events that have instilled a sense of mistrust across the globe.

Switzerland was ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year. Canada was ranked second, followed by Japan, Germany, and Australia.

The last-ranked country was Tunisia. Belarus was next to last, one spot ahead of Oman, which was ahead of Serbia and Lebanon, in that order.

To determine where each country stood on the list, U.S News & World report surveyed more than 20,000 people in 36 countries. Factors such as stability, transparency, and equality were all taken into account by the survey's respondents.

Canada, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden were also regarded as the most transparent countries, while the U.S. only ranked 18th on the list.

10 Best Countries

10. Norway

9. Netherlands

8. Sweden

7. United States

6. United Kingdom

5. Australia

4. Germany

3. Japan

2. Canada

1. Switzerland

10 Worst Countries

10. Jordan

9. Guatemala

8. Kazakhstan

7. Ghana

6. Ukraine

5. Tunisia

4. Belarus

3. Oman

2. Serbia

1. Lebanon

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A prestigious report of the best countries ranks the United States only seventh in the world. The low ranking is due in large part to the most dramatic drop in global trust in the U.S. since 2016.
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Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:20 PM
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