Canada ranks second-best country in the world: survey

Say what you will about the state of the country, a survey of 17-thousand people around the world has ranked Canada second in terms of best places to live.

Criteria for the U.S. News and World Report survey included agility, heritage, entrepreneurship, and quality of life.

Agility was among Canada’s biggest attributes; Survey respondents found Canada “to be efficient in its actions, adopt and accept modern solutions, and progress to meet changing circumstances.”

In addition, “Canada’s expansive wilderness to the north plays a large role in Canadian identity, as does the country’s reputation of welcoming immigrants.”

Switzerland topped the list for the second year in a row.

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. United States
  6. Japan
  7. Germany
  8. New Zealand
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. France
  13. Denmark
  14. Finland
  15. Italy
  16. Singapore
  17. Spain
  18. Belgium
  19. United Arab Emirates
  20. China
  21. South Korea
  22. Austria
  23. Ireland
  24. Luxembourg
  25. Portugal

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