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The best place in the world to raise a child

Surprise, its not the United States

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According to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Countries Report, Denmark is the best country for parents to raise children.

According to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 best countries report, Denmark is the best country for parents to raise children.

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According to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Countries Report, Denmark is the best country to raise children.

Kazakhstan was rated the worst country to raise a youngster.

The United States isn’t even in the top 10 countries.

Despite ranking seventh for best country overall, and first in education and power, the United States came in 18th when it came to raising children.

Why such a dismal rating for kids?

The United States performed poorly on rankings of safety, gender equality, human rights, green living and family-friendly legislation, CNN reports.

The U.S. came in 32nd for safety, which heavily impacted its family-friendliness, Deidre McPhillips, the senior data editor at U.S. News & World Report, told CNN

Another key issue? Trust. The U.S. hit a record low for trust in 2020, scoring only 16 on the 100 point scale — a 50% drop from its trust rating just five years ago in 2016, according to CNN.

The report also cited increased racial divides, firearm deaths, income disparities, debt and political polarization as reasons why the U.S. didn’t rank higher.

The UK also saw a large drop in its statistics as well, which, McPhillips told CNN, is likely related to anxiety over Brexit.

On the other hand, Denmark’s incredibly high income tax rates earned it 13th overall for best country. The country ranked tops for raising children thanks to high rankings in human rights, green living and overall quality of life.