WASHINGTON, March 7. /TASS/. The US News & World Report has named Russia as the 27th best country in a new rating published on Tuesday. The ranking is based on nine subrankings including Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.
As many as 80 countries have made it into the rankings with Switzerland topping the list. It is followed by Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the United States. Algeria, Iran and Serbia are last in the ranking.
As for the Power subranking, Russia is second after the United States, while China came in third.
As far as the Movers subranking goes, which stands for a view of a country’s future growth, Russia was placed eighth while the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and India topped the list. In other subrankings, Russia is not on the top-10.
In 2016, Russia was 24th in the best countries rating which included a total of 60 countries.
The rating was compiled by the US News & World Report in cooperation with the BAV Consulting and the University of Pennsylvania. A set of 65 country attributes - terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation - were identified. Participants assessed how closely they associated an attribute with a nation," the US News & World Report elaborated. "A total of 21,372 individuals from 36 countries in four regions - the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and Africa - were surveyed," including representatives of the "informed elite", "business decision-makers" and "the general public."