Canada is considered one of the best countries in the world to live in. Canada ranks second only to Switzerland.
A survey conducted by US News last month used global public opinion data about each country to determine the results.
This 2023 analysis of 87 countries measures some qualitative characteristics of perceptions of potential for conducting trade, travel and investment.
Canada was third last year. Canada will be followed by Sweden, Australia, the United States, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in 2023.
According to the survey, Canada is seen with respect around the world. Canada scores 92.7 in the quality of life category. And 93.4 for social purpose. It is measured against several subcategories, like all other categories, including animal rights, human rights, environmental awareness, climate goals, social justice, commitment to gender and racial equality, religious freedom, respect for resource rights, Credibility and equitable distribution of political power.
Canada also ranks high for business enterprise and productivity, which measure the country’s available capacity for adaptability, dynamism, modernity, progress and responsiveness.
To determine each country’s ranking, the survey uses a set of 73 country characteristics defined as “terms used to describe a country,” “which are also relevant to the success of a modern country.”
The aforementioned characteristics were then presented in a survey of over 17,000 people from around the world; Participants are asked to rate whether they are associated with the corresponding characteristics of a country.
Each country scores on 73 attributes. The higher than average a country appears to have a particular characteristic, the higher the country’s score for that characteristic.
The attributes are divided into 10 categories: adventure, creativity, cultural impact, business enterprise, heritage, performance, business-friendly policy, power, quality of life and social purpose.
Data are collected and presented in consultation between US News and World Report.
According to the research methodology information, “The survey model used to determine country scores and rankings was developed by global marketing and communications services company WPP and its proprietary brand analytics tool BAV and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, specifically this School professor David Ribstein.