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Canada named world's most tolerant country

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DH Calgary Staff Nov 03, 2015 11:40 am

Canada might be the second biggest country in the world, but it’s the biggest in terms of freedom, according to a new study.

The Legatum Prosperity Index, published by the Legatum Institute in London, has ranked Canada as the number one country in terms of Personal Freedom, among a list of 142 countries. The Great White North was also ranked as “Most Tolerant,” with 92% of polled Canadians saying Canada is a good place for immigrants.

In the 2014 Prosperity Index, Canada was ranked fifth in terms of Personal Freedom, behind New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and Iceland.

Canada came in at sixth place overall – down one spot from 2014 – on the Prosperity Index, which ranks a country’s prosperity based on the categories of Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom, and Social Capital.

Norway took the top spot, as the most prosperous country in the world, ahead of Switzerland in second place, and Denmark in third.

Top 10 most prosperous countries in the world

  1. Norway
  2. Switzerland
  3. Denmark
  4. New Zealand
  5. Sweden
  6. Canada
  7. Australia
  8. Netherlands
  9. Finland
  10. Ireland

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