USA Is The 2nd Worst Country To Raise Children, Says Study


By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses

A new study conducted by researchers for the Asher & Lyric travel service suggests that the United States is one of the world’s worst places to live the family lifestyle.

Contrary to popular opinion, the cliche, which says that the United States of America is the best country on Earth in every category is becoming less and less true. According to June 2020 data from Statista, the so-called “land of the free” is actually the land with the highest incarceration rate in the world (655 prisoners per capita).

Additionally, the new Raising a Family Index study by Asher & Lyric contains data, which shows that among other things, the United States ranks as the second-worst place in the world to raise a family. Metrics such as safety, education, cost of living, and health were among the determining factors that influenced each nation’s ranking.

“The first time I looked at the data, I was in disbelief. I think if we, as Americans, are truly honest with ourselves, we might understand why the United States ranks solidly as the second-worst country to raise a family,” Lyric Benson-Fergusson told the New York Post. Benson-Fergusson is a co-founder of  Asher & Lyric.

Mexico (a neighboring North American country south of the United States) came in first place as the world’s least-favorable nation to raise a family in.

“[Mexico’s national] murder rate jumped to the highest in nearly two years as drug cartels have run amok during the coronavirus lockdown. Leading the pack of overall fam-safe nations were Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland,” reads a report by the New York Post on the Raising a Family Index study.

The United States got particularly low rankings when it came to the overall education quality and safety of its public schools. Even prior to the global pandemic, the United States was the world’s hot spot for public school shootings, which have claimed the lives of many innocent children. Homeschooling has now become a viable alternative.

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