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Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Friday, November 30th, 2012
Once considered to be one of the worlds most desirable countries to live in, the United States of America was rated a dismal 16 in the worlds most desirable place to live survey.
Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a subsidiary of The Economist, has revealed that Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Finland and Switzerland are considered to be more desirable places to live than the once mighty United States of America.
Switzerland, the country that was considered to be the best place to live and be born, fared much higher than the United States when respondents were asked about their quality of life.
Participants of the survey were asked a series of questions that revolved around the following topics:
In all, the survey took into account more than 11 indicators.
Overall, it was revealed that people who were born in Switzerland tended to be happier than their peers from the Unites States and had far greater opportunities and received far greater support from their government (ie. Health Care)
Interestingly though, it has only taken the United States of America 12 years to fall from #1 in 1998 as the best place to live.
So why has the United States fallen from it’s pedestal?
Although this survey sheds some light into the plight of the United States, overall, the United States of America is a far better place to live than many other countries.
What will it take for the people of the United States to stand-up and recover what they once cherished so proudly?