The US Now Ranks 19th in ‘Social Progress,’ with Finland & Canada Topping the List

The United States has fallen to 19th place in a global ranking of well-being, down three spots from last year. That’s according to the 2016 edition of the Social Progress Index, one of the most comprehensive international measures of well-being.

America was eclipsed by Belgium, Spain and France in the past year according to the measure, which evaluates countries on their ability to provide basic human needs (measures of water and shelter), the foundations of well-being (measures of health and education) and opportunity (measures of equality and personal rights).

Shouldn’t that be Socialist Progressive Index?

  • simus1

    Given socialist math plus Emperor Barry’s nonstop efforts on behalf of the exploited masses, these results are surprising.

  • Blacksmith

    Behind Belgium in the socialist index? I am good with that.

  • tom_billesley

    Mexicans will leapfrog USA, persuaded that Canada is the only place for them.

  • Alain

    The most positive would be for a country not even to make their list at all. Social progress – what crap.

  • We’ve devolved as a species.

    How have we progressed?

  • BillyHW

    I wonder how important gay marriage and abortion were on this “progress” index.

    • Alain

      Don’t forget the trannies.

      • BillyHW

        I can’t believe I forgot trannies, and their bathroom privileges.

  • Martin B

    Spain? Unemployment for Q2 2016 was 19.9%. That doesn’t sound like well-being to me.

    Belgium? France? Banlieues full of Mohammedans shouting for sharia and slaughtering infidels are the pinnacle of social progress?

    • Alain

      Their definition of “social progress” is clearly to what extent any country has committed cultural and national suicide.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Deloitte should go back to auditing corporate financial statements.

  • Clausewitz

    What’s the “criteria” for social progress? More subjective BS. This also shows why there should never be any judged events in the Olympics. Objective measures are the only truth that matters.

  • dukestreet

    Having looked at it, I can say it is pretty much a measure of social justice warriors and their effect on the society. It’s not something I’m happy about. I think I rather be back where the US is instead of having to live with the results of Trudeau,Wynne and the like.