A new ranking of the best countries to be an immigrant has placed the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, on the 10 top spots
U.S. News and World Report has compiled the ranking, which reveals that more than 40 percent of respondents view immigration as the most important issue for our world to solve. The analysis dives into the economic benefits and challenges of immigration on countries’ world standing, including economic stability, income equality and job markets.
The immigration project is part of a broader ranking, launched by U.S. News and World Report last year, that attempts to determine the world’s “best” countries in the same way that the publication also ranks colleges, hospitals and cars.
Here are the top 10 Best countries to be an immigrant:
7. United States of America
The data is gathered from a proprietary survey of more than 21,000 business leaders, informed elites and general citizens. Additional factors include data from the World Bank and the United Nations on the share of migrants per population, the amount of remittance migrants send to their country of birth and analysis on immigration policies.
In total, 80 countries were included in the ranking. Kenya came bottom of the list, preceded by Guatemala and Tunisia.
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