In recent years, the once-liberal bastions of America and Britain have caused many of their residents to jump ship following the sensational Brexit referendum and landmark Trump presidency. With this in mind, the expat website Movehub created a list of the most liberal countries on Earth for those wanting to go somewhere that, in their eyes, were less regressive.
To do this, the website carefully picked and evaluated three measures of progressive progress: the Social Progress Index, the Environmental Performance Index and the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Gender Gap report.
With valuable data into peoples’ opinions on social justice as well as analyzing a whole host of socioeconomic measures by various governments, Movehub managed to come up with their own extensive measure of liberalism from around the world. Of course, it goes without saying that many of the nations in the top 10 are Scandinavian owing to their socio-democratic principles. However, many others that make the top 10 may surprise you!
Read on below as we list the nations that made it into the top 10 of Movehub’s most liberal countries on Earth list.
You may be surprised, giving our introduction, that the U.K. still makes such a list, but don’t be fooled by the Brexit referendum: Britain is still very much one of the most sound and liberally democratic places on Earth. Scoring highly in a host of ranking lists, Britain still performs highly in personal rights, tolerance of minorities, and inclusion. The capital city of London, after all, is regarded as one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive cities in the world.
Go a further bit up north, and the same can also be said for the likes of Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds. Unlike America, the U.K’s strict stance on racial abuse makes it a felony to racially abuse someone, which is not the case across the pond owing to the first amendment.