The United Kingdom Remains the Third Best Country in the World To Reside Despite BREXIT Fears

The UK was third overall in 2016 and “continues to be at the scientific and technological fore”, the profile continues, with scientist Professor Stephen Hawking and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee cited as examples of innovative British thinking.

The United Kingdom Remains the Third Best Country in the World To Reside Despite BREXIT Fears

Britain has remained the third best country in the world to reside

A survey by the survey by US News & World Report, Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has established that Britain has remained the third best country in the world to reside, despite fears over BREXIT.

First place is Switzerland, followed by Canada in second place.

Following the 2016 US presidential election, more than 21,000 people from within 36 countries across the world were polled.

According to the UK's country profile in the final report; “The year 2017 ushered in anxiety about the country’s role on the global stage, due to the public voting in the summer of 2016 to leave the European Union."

It went on to say; "The vote raises questions about the European Union, as well as the policies supporting the Euro-zone.”

The UK was also described as a “highly developed nation” that exerts “considerable international economic, political, scientific and cultural influence” upon the global stage."

The UK was third overall in 2016 and “continues to be at the scientific and technological fore”, the profile continues, with scientist Professor Stephen Hawking and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee cited as examples of innovative British thinking.

The UK’s ranking is based on nine sub-categories in which the country ranks fourth for Entrepreneurship and Power, and fifth for Cultural Influence. It also came second in the list of countries offering the best education, beaten only by Canada.

The UK's William Shakespeare was noted as “one of the greatest writers in the history of English literature.”

The findings come during the week when International Women’s Day is being celebrated - with Sweden, Denmark and Norway being voted the top three places for a woman followed by the Netherlands and Canada. The UK ranks 12th in this category.