Top 30 'Goodest' Countries

The 30 countries that rank the highest ('goodest') overall in the Good Country Index, based on the 2018 ranking.
The Good Country Index ranks countries according to seven categories: Science and Technology, Culture, International Peace and Security, World Order, Planet and Climate, Prosperity and Equality, and Health and Well-being.
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Last updated: April 12, 2020
First submittedFebruary 21, 2019
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Rank
Country
1
Finland
2
Netherlands
3
Ireland
4
Sweden
5
Germany
6
Denmark
7
Switzerland
8
Norway
9
France
10
Spain
11
Canada
12
Bulgaria
13
Belgium
14
Estonia
15
United Kingdom
Rank
Country
16
Luxembourg
17
New Zealand
18
Austria
19
Italy
20
Australia
21
Latvia
22
Cyprus
23
Singapore
24
Japan
25
North Macedonia
26
South Korea
27
Moldova
28
Slovakia
29
Romania
30
Portugal
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2020
HEY! My first quiz with a hundred takes! Woo-hoo!
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2019
"Goodest" isn't a word. It should be "Best".
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2019
I know - that's why I put the 'word' in inverted commas. A search of 'goodest countries' on Google gives links to articles and websites relating to the Good Country Index. I decided to use 'goodest' as it is associated with this Index (on which this quiz is based) rather than 'best', which sounds (in my opinion) more subjective and could be gauged in many different methods.
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Level 43
Feb 27, 2019
North Macedonia?
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Level 65
Feb 27, 2019
@AStreamerBTW Yes, according to the source.
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2019
Moldova being here is the biggest joke, the country isn't even in one piece.
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2019
OK, but remember I didn't make up this data; it's from the source.
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Level 19
Nov 23, 2019
hmm... I can't say English very well but goodest mean what?
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2019
'Goodest' is a made-up word meaning the superlative of 'good'. It refers to the index this quiz is based on - the 'Good Country Index'.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
Very weird that North Macedonia and Moldova are on here, but not the United States. Must be due to their methodology. Also, India is ranked a place higher than Malaysia (where I'm from) according to the latest report. Weird.
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Level 57
Jul 24, 2020
The US is not what I would call good. *cough* capital punishment *cough* Gitmo *cough* health insurance *cough* gun laws - wait what? did i just say an oximoron???
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2020
oxymoron* 😏
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Iceland?
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Level 65
Apr 21, 2020
According to the source (link in description), Iceland is ranked #36.
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Level 50
Apr 30, 2020
Wow, you sure like to change the font color in your comments! :)
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Level 65
May 2, 2020
Indeed, sometimes I do, for emphasis etc. Just use simple HTML coding 😊
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Level 50
May 3, 2020

I know, but it looks really funny when you color code (almost) every comment!

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Level 65
May 4, 2020
On the contrary, a vast majority of my comments look normal!
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Level 50
May 4, 2020
Are you sure about that, JackintheBox?
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Level 65
May 6, 2020
Indeed. But knowing next to nothing about HTML coding, it beats me how you do such extravagant things with it 🤔🤓
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Level 16
May 6, 2020
Hey JackintheBox can you show me what you know about HTML coding? You too DodomaAstatine please! I love your quizzes JackintheBox. Let's get you on the front page!!
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Level 65
May 7, 2020
Hi, to make something bold use < b >TEXT HERE< / b > (without the spaces); to italicise use < i >TEXT HERE< / i > (no spaces again); to underline use < u >TEXT HERE< / u > (remove spaces as before). To change colour use < font color = "ENTER COLOR HERE" >TEXT HERE< / font > (remember no spaces). I don't know how to do a colour gradient, or have animated text; seems like @DodomaAstatine does.
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Level 59
May 24, 2020
Press

Cntrl+U

lines 697 and 723 to unravel the secrets of DodomaAstatine
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Level 50
Jun 9, 2020
LOL
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2020
Moldova... in terms of culture, science and technology, security, health, and prosperity? Yeah.... this is one of the "goodest" lists I've ever seen.
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Level 65
Jul 14, 2020
Yes, according to the official 2018 rankings (equally surprising to me). Ranking #27 overall, Moldova is #33 in Contribution to Science & Technology, #49 in (Contribution to) Culture, #10 in International Peace & Security, #50 in World Order, #73 in Planet & Climate, #38 in Prosperity & Equality, and #41 in Health & Wellbeing. Details regarding the components can be seen in the link.
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Level 65
Jul 14, 2020
The United States is currently ranked #40, most let down by 'International Peace & Security' (#101), mainly by the components 'International violent conflict' and 'Arms exports', and Planet & Climate (#95), mainly by the component 'Environmental agreements compliance'.
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Level 79
Jul 14, 2020
The climate ranking is probably deserved but US involvement in international violence does more to contain and mitigate conflict than it does to incite it. So that's pretty silly.
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Level 65
Jul 14, 2020
Quite agree. This index a little flawed.
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2020
is* a little flawed.