Here Are the 10 'Best Countries'

Germany, Canada, UK make the top three; US is fourth
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 10:45 AM CST
A woman poses with a German flag in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 30, 2014.   (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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(Newser) US News ranks everything from hospitals to diets—and now also countries. In a first, the publication has come out with a list of the best 10 countries in the world, based on the perceptions of more than 16,000 people, who were asked to score countries on things like leadership, military, economic strength, culture, and transparency. The US doesn't make the top three:

  1. Germany
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. United States
  5. Sweden
  6. Australia
  7. Japan
  8. France
  9. Netherlands
  10. Denmark
At least the US fares better when it comes to the most popular leaders, according to Facebook. (Read more US News & World Report stories.)

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