The Best Country in the World? Survey Says It’s Switzerland
Between seemingly nonstop political jolts and springlike winter days, the world has felt like a pretty unstable place lately. As news alerts buzz your phone and temperatures fluctuate wildly from day to day, you may ask yourself, are there any stable places left in the world? The answer is yes. So, relax. An annual survey of the best countries in the world was released on Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, along with Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Their 2017 rankings prioritized countries that enjoyed some measure of peace, quiet and prosperity.
For the first time, Switzerland took the top spot on an annual survey of the best countries.
A view of Lake Geneva from St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva. Switzerland performed well on questions about its attitude toward education, democracy, business and quality of life.