More violence, division and fear in America
Even with an increase in terror attacks in recent years, European countries like Belgium and France are still more peaceful than the United States when all factors are taken into consideration. According to the 2017 Global Peace Index, the U.S. (at No. 114 of 163 countries) continues to deteriorate due to homicide rates, “perceived criminality in society” and increased “intensity of internal conflict” due to political polarization.
Global peace rankings (a sampling):
2. New Zealand
6. Czech Republic
10. Ireland and Japan (tie)
41. United Kingdom
114. United States