2020 Best countries were ranked based on a survey conducted by U.S News & World Report. A total of 20,548 people participated-in, belonging from 36 different countries based on their perspicacity of 73 countries. These countries were evaluated based on the following factors:
- Quality of Life
- Cultural Influence
- Open for Business
Of all countries surveyed, Canada ranked number one on being a politically stable, second in having a good job market and fourth in having a well-developed public education system.
Canada came in second place overall, falling behind Switzerland, which came in first overall but did not place on top in any one category.
In the “Citizenship” category, Canada placed second behind Sweden. Countries that scored high in this section were perceived to care about human rights, the environment, gender equality, and religious freedom. They were also seen as progressive, as respecting property rights, being trustworthy, and having well-distributed political power.