The World Atlas of Consciousness

Written by: Richard Barrett on Friday, December 22, 2017

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett is the Founder of the Barrett Values Centre (BVC) and the Founder and Director of the Academy for the Advancement of Human Values.

Have you ever wondered, which are the most conscious nations on the planet (the nations that take best care of the full spectrum needs of their citizens); which are the nations that take the best care of their citizens survival, safety and security needs; which are the nations with the strongest democratic foundations; and which are the nations that most support citizens in their personal growth? You will find the answers to these questions, and more, in the latest report produced by AAHV entitled, The Consciousness of Nations 2017.

  • The three most conscious nations on the planet are Finland, Norway, and Denmark.
  • The three nations that take the best care of their citizen’s basic needs—survival, safety and security—are Switzerland, New Zealand and Singapore.
  • The three nations with the strongest democratic foundations are Iceland, Norway and Finland.
  • The three nations that provide the most support to their citizen’s personal growth and development are Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
  • The three nations that take the best care of their natural environment are Slovenia, Finland and France.
  • The three nations that take the best care of their citizen’s safety needs are Iceland, Luxembourg and Denmark.
  • The three nations which offer the most support to education and business are the US, the UK and Australia.
  • The three nations which have the highest levels of social cohesion are New Zealand, Iceland and Canada.
The most important issues in the world at this present moment in time are social cohesion and social integration. The most important issues in each region of the world are shown in the following table. The number in brackets represents the number of nations in the sample.

 

Primary issue                                      
Most important secondary issues               
Australasia (2)                 Freedom and equality
The physical environment
Europe (40)
Social cohesion/integration  Human rights and life satisfaction
Americas (24)  Social cohesion/integration
Survival
Asia (23) Social cohesion/integration
Freedom and equality
MENA (19) Freedom and equality
Social cohesion/integration
Africa (37) Survival

Human rights and life satisfaction

World (145) Social cohesion/integration Human rights and life satisfaction

 

 
For more information go to World Atlas of Consciousness and Evolution of Worldviews.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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