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U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« on: February 09, 2022, 01:50:26 pm »

https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2021-04-13/canada-is-the-no-1-country-in-the-world-according-to-2021-best-countries

Washington, D.C. – For the first time, Canada takes the top spot overall in the 2021 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report; BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R; and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Haha, could of told ya that a long time ago.




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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2022, 02:08:44 pm »
How kind of the American leftists who did the rankings to not put their own country first. Southern hospitality.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2022, 02:13:37 pm »


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2022, 02:18:21 pm »
I'm a Canadian ex-pat. I left in 2005 and haven't been back. I do plan to go back this summer to set up my pension. I wonder how much it has changed? It's a damn nice place to live generally...except for the weather.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2022, 02:35:33 pm »
How kind of the American leftists who did the rankings to not put their own country first. Southern hospitality.

I didn't realize Pennsylvania was a southern state.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2022, 02:39:20 pm »
South of Canada.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2022, 02:50:57 pm »
How kind of the American leftists who did the rankings to not put their own country first. Southern hospitality.

I find it ... interesting ... that you decry any statistical study that disagrees with your opinion to be suspect, spun or biased, but Joe Rogan, John Stossel and Bill Mahr are veritable inerrant spouters of Truth which cannot be questioned. 


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2022, 02:59:13 pm »
US is not the best country in the world. Deal with it!


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2022, 03:37:30 pm »

US is not the best country in the world. Deal with it!


Actually the States has a lot going for it. I think it could top the list
if it addressed problems such as healthcare, guns, worker's rights,
racism and wealth/income inequality.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2022, 04:01:01 pm »
Actually the States has a lot going for it. I think it could top the list
if it addressed problems such as healthcare, guns, worker's rights,
racism and wealth/income inequality.

Gas is cheap I hear and …


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2022, 05:37:50 pm »
and they're big on freedumbz.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2022, 06:49:07 pm »
1Canada
2 Japan
3 Germany
4 Switzerland
5 Australia
6 United States
7 New Zealand
8 United Kingdom
9 Sweden
10 Netherlands
11 France
12 Denmark
13 Norway
14 Singapore
15 South Korea
16 Italy
17 China
18 Finland
19 Spain
20 Belgium
21 Austria
22 United Arab Emirates
23 Ireland
24 Russia
25 India
26 Brazil
27 Greece
28 Thailand
29 Portugal
30 Israel
31 Mexico
32 Qatar
33 Egypt
34 Turkey
35 Saudi Arabia
36 Malaysia
37 Indonesia
38 Morocco
39 Costa Rica
40 Vietnam
41 South Africa
42 Argentina
43 Poland
44 Philippines
45 Czechia
46 Croatia
47 Sri Lanka
48 Hungary
49 Chile
50 Peru
51 Panama
52 Dominican Republic
53 Kenya
54 Colombia
55 Cambodia
56 Jordan
57 Estonia
58 Myanmar
59 Uruguay
60 Slovenia
61 Bulgaria
62 Slovakia
63 Romania
64 Latvia
65 Tunisia
66 Azerbaijan
67 Lithuania
68 Ecuador
69 Guatemala
70 Oman
71 Ukraine
72 Kazakhstan
73 Uzbekistan
74 Lebanon
75 Belarus
76 Serbia
77 El Salvador
78 Iraq


Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2022, 09:46:23 pm »
Did you actually look at what the criteria is to be the 'best' country in the world in that survey? I'm pretty ashamed that the UK came as high as 7th actually, looks like there's a lot more work to be done.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2022, 10:26:10 pm »
These types of surveys are so value-laden as to be meaningless.  Perhaps they provide some value by simply being amusing to look at.  Other than that, I do not see how you can account for so many variables. 

« Last Edit: February 09, 2022, 10:44:40 pm by hippo »


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2022, 10:36:10 pm »
Canadian truckers seem to disagree. Just sayin'.


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2022, 10:39:58 pm »
As a Canadian...

Give me Hawaii, the California coast, New Orleans, Miami ...

Oh wait, as a Canadian i can do that the cold 6 months of the year...

Snowbirding is my retirement plan :)


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2022, 08:52:27 am »
1Canada
2 Japan
3 Germany
4 Switzerland
5 Australia
6 United States
7 New Zealand
8 United Kingdom
9 Sweden
10 Netherlands
11 France
12 Denmark
13 Norway
14 Singapore
15 South Korea
16 Italy
17 China
18 Finland
19 Spain
20 Belgium
21 Austria
22 United Arab Emirates
23 Ireland
24 Russia
25 India
26 Brazil
27 Greece
28 Thailand
29 Portugal
30 Israel
31 Mexico
32 Qatar
33 Egypt
34 Turkey
35 Saudi Arabia
36 Malaysia
37 Indonesia
38 Morocco
39 Costa Rica
40 Vietnam
41 South Africa
42 Argentina
43 Poland
44 Philippines
45 Czechia
46 Croatia
47 Sri Lanka
48 Hungary
49 Chile
50 Peru
51 Panama
52 Dominican Republic
53 Kenya
54 Colombia
55 Cambodia
56 Jordan
57 Estonia
58 Myanmar
59 Uruguay
60 Slovenia
61 Bulgaria
62 Slovakia
63 Romania
64 Latvia
65 Tunisia
66 Azerbaijan
67 Lithuania
68 Ecuador
69 Guatemala
70 Oman
71 Ukraine
72 Kazakhstan
73 Uzbekistan
74 Lebanon
75 Belarus
76 Serbia
77 El Salvador
78 Iraq

China No.17..... holy smokes.    :shocked:
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2022, 09:04:50 am »
Yeah. That’s partially why I posted the list. To show it can’t be taken as gospel truth.

Citizens within countries were surveyed. Canadians like to think of Canada as the best country on earth, so they rated themselves highly.

Why did Chinese people rate their country so highly? They’ve been brainwashed by government propaganda and/or were afraid to say otherwise?


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2022, 09:14:04 am »
The 2021 Best Countries rankings methodology gathered from a proprietary survey of more than 17,000 business leaders; college educated individuals that are middle class or higher; and general citizens who are nationally representative of their country. “Countries should care about their image – it is not just a beauty contest. The impressions others have of a country affects its economy through tourism, foreign trade and foreign direct investment,” said David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the Wharton Schoo


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Re: U.S.News: Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2022, 09:23:47 am »
If you think the methodology is so strong, why did China rank so high? And if Americans are so dumb, as is being claimed, isn’t there a chance they could’ve made an imperfect ranking due to imperfect data collection methods?