Our country is getting some international praise and recognition! The best countries in the world ranking puts Canada in the third spot for caring about human rights. Across the board, the true north has an even higher ranking for being a great place in the world.
According to U.S. News, Canada is the third-best country in the world when it comes to caring about human rights based on a survey of more than 20,000 people from four different regions around the world.
People were asked to evaluate 73 countries on a number of attributes.
One of the questions respondents were asked was about how closely they related each of the places to the phrase "cares about human rights."
Out of a possible score of 100, Canada got 97.
Not quite perfect but still pretty close!
The country is only beaten out by the Netherlands with a perfect score and Sweden with a score of 99.8.
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia round out the top 10.
Our neighbours south of the border only just managed to crack the top 20 and came in at the 18th spot.
How a country cares about human rights is part of a larger citizenship ranking that also rates how Canada does in terms of being progressive, trustworthy and more.
In the overall best countries ranking by U.S. News, Canada is at a higher spot than with how it cares about human rights.
The country takes the second spot with a score of 99.4, only being beaten by Switzerland.
That's thanks to high ratings in quality of life, citizenship and entrepreneurship.
We get our lowest score in the heritage category because people didn't relate our country to having a rich history.
Our country was named the 11th happiest country in the world this year which was a drop from the 9th place finish last year.
At the beginning of 2020, Canada was also ranked as having one of the best passports in the world for the 14th year in a row.