10 Most Peaceful Countries on Earth Iceland, Denmark, Austria are on top By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jun 10, 2016 9:13 AM CDT 81 comments Comments Reykjavik, Iceland. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Congratulations, America: You sit 103rd on a list that ranks countries by their peacefulness, in a report compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The ranking is based on 23 factors including involvement in conflicts at home and abroad, crime, terrorist activity, political stability, levels of militarization, and relations with other countries in general. MarketWatch reports that latter factor dinged us, citing US-Russian relations. The fight against ISIS further dragged down America's score. The 10 most peaceful countries: Iceland Denmark Austria New Zealand Portugal Czech Republic Switzerland Canada Japan Slovenia Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria bring up the rear. Click for the full report or see the top 10 "good" countries.