An annual survey was conducted regarding the best countries of the world by U.S. news and World Report and Switzerland emerged as the winner.
The survey was conducted along with the Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Their rankings for 2017 have prioritized countries which enjoyed some measure of peace, quiet and prosperity.
Recent Rankings: Switzerland the best
John Gerzema is chief executive of BAV Consulting. He says that their data has captured widespread global concern for social and geopolitical changes. It may cast many nations into uncertainty and turmoil.
Newer rankings reflect people’s desire for restoring some sense of order. It is by means of rewarding nations which they perceive as championing neutrality, stability and diplomacy.
Survey which was conducted after 2016 United States presidential election and has polled more than 21,000 people. They were described by organizers as business leaders, informed elites and general citizens.
America slid three spots and was ranked seventh best country of the world. Results are broken into a range of categories. They include the most powerful country, the best country to invest in, and best country for women, children and retirees.
Switzerland took the top spot for the first time based over the combination of attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life. Canada was ranked second and Britain the third.
Germany which was winner of the last year has slid to fourth because of the string of terrorist attacks. It even included political tension over its decision for admitting large numbers of refugees. Japan came in fifth place.
United States was dropped to 7th position. Survey respondents gave it lower marks over business friendliness. It is with respect to human rights and democracy and educational equality.
They even admitted that they were having lesser desire to visit the country.
About 75 percent of the respondents says that they have lost respect for the United States after the election of Donald J Trump as president.