Most Progressive CountriesAs starting point for this list has been used the following statistics and indexes: murder rate, Best Country to Grow Old, Corruption Perceptions Index, Fragile States Index, Press Freedom Index, Democracy Index, performance on PISA test. PISA is a test that measures the quality of education.
The Top Ten
AVG RANK: 5.67
Norway is the richest European country after Luxembourg and tops the Human Development Index. The GDP of Norway is about 100 % higher than the GDP of USA. Norway is known for its extraordinalily beautiful landscapes. The country consists of mountains and deep and large fjords. Norway is ranked first in the Democracy Index, first in the Best Country to Grow Old, 3rd in the Press Freedom Index, 5th in the Corruption Perceptions Index and 21th in the Pisa test. The murder rate is 0.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, about 85 % lower than in USA.
AVG RANK: 8.17
Denmark is one of the most socialist countries in the world. The tax rate is about 49 %, higher than in Cuba and only Zimbabwe having a higher tax rate. Denmark has been ranked as the most happy country several times. The drinking age is 15 in Denmark. There is a hippie community in the city center of the capital city Copenhagen. The hippie community uses old military barracks, owned by the state, for a practically nonexistent rent and has its own laws. Denmark is ranked first in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 3rd in the Fragile States Index, 4th in the Democracy Index, 7th in the Press Freedom Index, 12th in the Best Country to Grow Old and 22th in the PISA test. The murder rate is 0.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, about 85 % lower than in USA.
AVG RANK: 9.50
Sweden is renowned for its beautiful women and the Nobel prize, and is also home to IKEA, ABBA and Volvo. Sweden is the most liberal country in the world according to the World Values Survey, and also the least racistic country in the world according to the same survey. Sweden ranks 2nd in the Democracy Index, the Best Country to Grow Old and also the Fragile States Index, 3rd in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 10th in the Press Freedom Index and 38th in the PISA test, slightly worse than Russia. The murder rate is 0.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, about 85 % lower than in USA.
Sweden is progressive, but there are lots of racists.
I like Sweden for one thing and one thing only... PEWDIEPIE
More than you think comes from Sweden!
I live in Finland and I personally know that Finland is a really liberal country.
Much better than Sweden in education, hockey, and safety.
AVG RANK: 6.00
Finland is a socialist country. The size of the public sector is 59 % of the GDP and the individual tax rate can be as high as 62 %. Finland ranks first in the Fragile States Index, first in the Press Freedom Index, 3rd in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 7th in the PISA test (2012), 9th in the Democracy Index and 15th in Best Country to Grow Old. The murder is much higher than that of other Western European countries, about 1.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. Finns drink vodka like its water and gun ownership rate is 4th highest in the world. The murder rate of USA is 5.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.
For good sake does it even need an explanation. Drugs, gays, abortion, euthanasia the list goes on!
Could do better with politics, but very progressive country. Also technologically very developed.
Simple choice. Has been on the forefront of social progression on basically every big topic.
Proud to be dutch
India : who made me to stand up with independence & prepare me for being a real Human.
Chak de India
INDIA progress after independence
This is a best country...
A country that even the conservative doesn't oppose the gay marriage is pretty much a progressive country
AVG RANK: 9.50
Canada is ranked 4th in the Best Country to Grow Old, 7th in the PISA test (2009), 8th in the Democracy Index, 9th in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 11th in the Fragile States Index and 18th in the Press Freedom Index. The murder rate is 1.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, about 70 % lower than in USA.
Best country to live in the world.
Legal pot, gender equality, reconciliation with First Nations and LBGQ, and the more canadian oil the world burns, the warmer Canada gets...
AVG RANK: 6.33
New Zealand is a country that is from an American or European viewpoint forgotten by God. This tiny country is located next to Australia. Despite its remote location the country performs extremly well, being the only country to reach Top10 in everything. New Zealand is ranked first in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 5th in the Democracy Index, 6th in the Fragile States Index, 7th in PISA test, 9th in Press Freedom Index and 10th in the Best Country to Grow Old.
More progressive than Canada, americans just don't know enough to rank it.
It has the world's best education system, easiest place to do business, world's best airport, world's best airline, amongst the least corrupted countries, one of the most competitive economies and the list goes on. It's hard to ignore this country from cracking top 5 in my opinion.
This is all because of our President who is actively doing his promise to stop corruption, drug and criminality.
New president, new rules
Phillipines is so Very Progressive Country Because all of the problem of the Phillipines, It have a Immediately Action.
Philippines is the most progressive country in the world ever. because of the big changes comes,
AVG RANK: 8.33
Switzerland has only 8 million inhabitants, but is very well known due to its exceptionalism. Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It has a lot of both snow-covered moutains and shockingly beautiful old villages. Switzerland is about 60 % richer than USA and has not been in war for 200 years. The Swiss practice direct democracy. A referendum must be held if a large proportion enough of voters demand it. In some cantons they arrange citizen assemblies where citizens vote on laws while standing on a square. Switzerland is also famous for its banks and clocks. Switzerland ranks, despite its direct democracy, as the 7th most democratic country. Other ranks are 3rd in the Best Country to Grow Old, 5th in the Fragile States Index, 7th in the Corruption Perceptions Index, 13th in the PISA test and 15th in the Press Freedom Index. The murder rate is 0.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, about 90 % lower than in USA.
AVG RANK: 13.17
Germany is ranked 5th in Best Country to Grow Old, 12th in Corruption Perceptions Index, 20th in the PISA test and 14th in Democracy Index, Press Freedom Index and Fragile States Index.
My heart pakistan I love you
East or west pakistan is the best
PAKISTAN IS THE FASTEST PROGRESSING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND ALSO THE FASTEST LITERACY RATE HIGHER NESS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
One of the most equal countries (30.7 in Gini index), very diverse, and progressing very rapidly.
Japan has made so much progress after the human rights atrocities committed during World War II.
AVG RANK: 12.50
Australia is ranked 6th in Democracy Index, 9th in the Corruption Perceptions Index and PISA test, 10th in Fragile States Index, 13th in Best Country to Grow Old and 28th in Press Freedom Index.
Nowhere neas r orogressive...they have a military junta. that's a dictatorship and is not progressive at all
Gay marriage legalised as second country in the world
gay adoption legalised
possession of drugs for personal use is legal, as is owning a single marihuana plant
2nd smallest wage gap between men and women in the world
no censoring on public T.V./radio at all
smoking banned in all public places
euthanasia legal, even for kids
Yeah but I’m an atheist so imagine how boring it would be for me. But I already went here
First country in the world where the people voted tor gay marriage to be legalised in 2015.
First country in the world to ban smoking in public buildings/places.