Domesticated Swedes Make Best Husbands

Brits, Americans land in top 5 on 'egalitarian index'; Aussies last
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2009 6:45 PM CDT
Swedes and Norwegians were 1-2 on the list.   (Wikimedia Commons)
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(Newser) – Swedish men make the best husbands, while Australian men, preferring beer and sports over housework, rank lowest on an “egalitarian index” outlined in a study of 12 developed nations. Domestic roles carry less stigma in egalitarian societies, one researcher tells the Telegraph, “so the likelihood of forming a harmonious household becomes greater.” Norwegian males took second, Britons third and Americans fourth.

The full list:

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Great Britain
  4. US
  5. Northern Ireland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Ireland
  8. Spain
  9. New Zealand
  10. Japan
  11. Germany
  12. Austria
  13. Australia