The Human Truth Foundation

The Social and Moral Index

By Vexen Crabtree 2018


Comments:
FB, LJ


1. The Social and Moral Index

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

2. Results: All Countries From Best to Worst

#human_development

--- The Best ---1
Pos.Higher is better
Points1
1Iceland83.4
2Denmark82.4
3Sweden82.1
4Norway81.9
5Finland81.8
6Belgium81.5
7New Zealand80.1
8Luxembourg79.8
9Australia79.7
10Germany79.7
11Switzerland79.6
12Netherlands79.6
13UK78.7
14Ireland78.6
15Canada78.3
16Hong Kong77.5
17Taiwan77.5
18Austria77.1
19Japan75.0
20France74.0
21Estonia72.4
22Spain72.0
23USA71.8
24Czechia71.1
25Israel70.3
26Slovenia70.1
27Korea, S.69.4
28Portugal69.3
29Singapore69.2
30Uruguay68.9
31Italy68.7
32Poland66.3
33Malta66.3
34Hungary65.6
35Latvia65.5
36Chile65.3
37Slovakia65.2
38Costa Rica64.8
39Cyprus64.7
40Lithuania63.9
41Brunei63.8
42Jamaica62.7
43Barbados62.3
44Maldives62.2
45Bahamas62.1
46Argentina62.0
47Croatia61.5
48St Vincent & Grenadines61.5
49Brazil61.5
50Trinidad & Tobago61.2
51Seychelles61.1
52Greece60.6
53Mauritius60.5
54Mongolia60.4
55Albania60.0
56Andorra60.0
57Monaco59.9
58Suriname59.5
59Liechtenstein59.1
60Mexico59.1
61Romania59.1
62Peru58.7
63Bhutan58.6
64Malaysia58.4
65Bulgaria58.3
66UAE58.3
q=198.
--- The Average ---1
Pos.Higher is better
Points1
67Qatar58.2
68Fiji58.1
69Serbia58.1
70Antigua & Barbuda57.9
71St Lucia57.9
72Cape Verde57.8
73Uzbekistan57.3
74Panama57.1
75Kuwait56.9
76Bosnia & Herzegovina56.7
77Colombia56.5
78Bahrain56.3
79Belize56.2
80Tajikistan56.2
81S. Africa56.2
82Nicaragua56.1
83Montenegro56.0
84Dominican Rep.55.8
85Macedonia55.7
86Ecuador55.6
87Vietnam55.6
88Philippines55.6
89Turkey55.5
90Azerbaijan55.5
91Bolivia55.4
92El Salvador55.4
93Armenia55.3
94Georgia55.3
95Kyrgyzstan55.1
96Guatemala54.7
97Cuba54.6
98Turkmenistan54.5
99Oman54.4
100Thailand53.9
101Moldova53.4
102Libya53.2
103Sri Lanka53.1
104Paraguay53.0
105Grenada53.0
106Russia52.9
107Belarus52.6
108Tonga52.6
109Kazakhstan52.6
110Guyana52.5
111Dominica52.3
112Botswana52.2
113Ukraine52.0
114Nepal51.8
115Laos51.7
116Jordan51.7
117Ghana51.6
118China51.6
119Venezuela51.4
120Samoa51.4
121Haiti51.1
122Honduras51.1
123Morocco50.9
124Namibia50.6
125Tunisia50.3
126Senegal50.2
127Lebanon50.2
128Kenya50.0
129Saudi Arabia49.8
130Indonesia49.7
131India49.7
132Vanuatu49.4
q=198.
--- The Challenged ---1
Pos.Higher is better
Points1
133Rwanda48.9
134Kosovo48.9
135Puerto Rico48.6
136Burkina Faso48.6
137Iran48.4
138Micronesia48.3
139Korea, N.48.2
140Djibouti47.8
141Kiribati47.5
142Guinea-Bissau47.5
143Cambodia47.5
144Benin47.4
145Timor-Leste (E. Timor)47.3
146Liberia47.1
147Bangladesh47.1
148St Kitts & Nevis47.1
149Lesotho47.0
150Solomon Islands47.0
151Sao Tome & Principe46.9
152Tanzania46.9
153Malawi46.4
154Algeria46.4
155Uganda46.2
156Egypt46.2
157Myanmar (Burma)46.2
158Papua New Guinea46.1
159Swaziland45.9
160Mozambique45.9
161Gambia45.5
162Nauru45.4
163Sierra Leone45.4
164Madagascar45.4
165Zambia45.4
166Ethiopia45.2
167San Marino45.1
168Gabon45.0
169Guinea44.9
170Comoros44.8
171Cameroon44.3
172Ivory Coast44.1
173Togo43.3
174Congo, (Brazzaville)42.9
175Palau42.8
176Eritrea42.6
177Mali42.4
178S. Sudan42.3
179Nigeria42.3
180Mauritania42.3
181Pakistan42.2
182Equatorial Guinea41.9
183Zimbabwe41.6
184Tuvalu40.9
185Syria40.4
186Afghanistan39.6
187Palestine38.9
188Niger38.6
189Sudan37.9
190Iraq37.7
191Burundi36.7
192Central African Rep.36.2
193Angola36.1
194Chad34.9
195Congo, DR34.6
196Yemen34.4
197Somalia32.9
198Marshall Islands29.8
q=198.

Countries are only listed if they appear in over 5 data sets, otherwise their score could be inaccurate and non-representative.

3. The Criteria

The Criteria:  (Year)Winners
1.Corruption (2012-2016)2012-6Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden
2.Global Peace Index2012Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Canada
3.Happiness2018Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland
4.Maths, Science & Reading2015Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau
5.Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
2013-6Myanmar (Burma), USA, New Zealand, Canada
The Criteria: Health(Year)Winners
6.Adolescent Birth Rate2015Korea, N., Korea, S., Switzerland, Hong Kong
7.Alcohol Consumption20104-country draw
8.Fertility Rate2013Korea, N., Brunei, St Vincent & Grenadines, France
9.Infant Immunizations 2011-20152011-5China, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Niue
10.Life Expectancy2015Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Singapore
11.Smoking Rates2014Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Uganda
The Criteria: Human Rights & Equality(Year)Winners
12.Anti-Semite Opinions2014Laos, Philippines, Sweden, Netherlands
13.Gender Inequality2015Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden
14.LGBT Equality2017Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil
15.Nominal Commitment to HR2009Argentina, +12-country draw
16.Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom2014Hong Kong, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland
17.Press Freedom2013Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg
18.Slavery2018Japan, Canada, +3-country draw
19.Year Women Can Vote1893+New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Norway
The Criteria: Modernity(Year)Winners
20.Freedom On The Internet2012Estonia, USA, Germany, Australia
21.Internet Users2016Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, Bermuda
22.IPv6 Uptake2017Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, USA
23.IT Security2010-2Belize, Ireland, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
24.Religiosity2009Estonia, Sweden, +3-country draw
25.Research and Development2016Korea, S., Israel, Japan, Finland
The Criteria: The Natural Environment(Year)Winners
26.Energy to GDP Efficiency2014Informational only
27.Environmental Performance2018Switzerland, France, Denmark, Malta
28.Forest Area Change 1990-20151990-2015Iceland, Bahrain, Uruguay, Kuwait

4. Previous Edition (2005-2007) Winners: Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany

#belgium #canada #denmark #finland #germany #netherlands #norway #sweden #switzerland #UK

The Best Countries
2005-2007
#1 Sweden1683 points
#2 Denmark1598 points
#3 Netherlands1572 points
#4 Finland1514 points
#5 Germany1422 points
#6 UK1407 points
#7 Canada1373 points
#8 Switzerland1326 points
#9 Norway1320 points
#10 Belgium1208 points

For old stats, view the archived page: "Which Countries Set the Best Examples? (Archived page from 2005-2007)" by Vexen Crabtree (2007).

5. Notes on Methodology

The Social and Moral Development Index combines a large number of data sets into a single formula. It's not a simplistic ranking system - for most data sets, each country is given points according to where it sits on the scale ranging from the best country, to the worst country, on a scalar (and not linear) basis. The worst country in any given data set gets 0 points, and the best gets 100 points, and everyone else gets a portion of those points according to how close to the top they sit. It pays to be as good as possible. The points are not summed to form a total, because this would unfairly give advantages to countries that appear in most data sets - most data are not fully comprehensive. Each country gains a final score which is an average of its points from all datasets.

When it comes to presenting the results, charts show the best 5 countries marked with a green number, and the worst 5 marked with a red one. If there is a tie, then, the markers extend for as long as the tie continues. Sometimes the actual points are calculated to many significant figures, but, the results are only shown for 3 s.f. and in these cases, it might look like the flags do not extend enough. To view the data in more detail hover over any row to view the precise points awarded.

Current edition: 2018 Jun 07
http://www.humantruth.info/social_and_moral_index.html
Parent page: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life

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