Newsweek recently ranked the world's countries according to several factors (education, health, quality of life, etc.). For convenience, I've reproduced the top 20 here.
11. United States
13. New Zealand
14. United Kingdom
15. Korea, South
Being something of a cynic myself (especially about politics) I'm not terribly surprised to see my country at number eleven. I am somewhat surprised to see the United Kingdom below us... I would not have expected that.
Of course, nobody should be surprised by the number one spot.