In the last five years the US has dropped from being the 9th to the 21st place. Unfortunately this was the "Change" I expected and sadly I was correct. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/u...om-ranking-slips-below-france/article/2556322 Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans. ... At least we are still ahead of a Chinese territory, Slovenia, and Trinidad and Tobago! Yay!!! * * That was sarcasm. Really.