Norway best nation, US is #11

Norway takes the No. 1 spot—Switzerland, Denmark, New Zealand, and Sweden round out the top five.

“The Prosperity Index tells us that human progress goes beyond economics. Norway and other countries at the top of the Index provide opportunity and freedom to their citizens, access to quality healthcare and education, and provide safe environments for people to flourish in,” Nathan Gamester, the director of the Prosperity Index at the London-based Legatum Institute, the creator of the index, said in a statement. Overall, the U.S. is in 11th place.


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