For the second year in a row, Canada has been named the #2 best country in the world.
The study, conducted by U.S. News in partnership with Y&R’s BAV and Wharton, gives Canada the number two ranking on a list of 80 countries, only trailing his year’s #1 country, Switzerland.
Interestingly, Switzerland was not previously ranked when the inaugural list of the world’s best countries was released last year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Meanwhile, last year’s #1 country, Germany, fell back to the 4th overall spot in 2017.
Canada also came in #1 for Quality of Life for the second straight year as well as #4 for Citizenship (it was #2 in citizenship in 2016).
In the three most heavily weighted categories, Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, and Quality of Life, Canada ranked #4, #7, and #1 respectively.