The US likes to think of itself as the best. But increasingly different indexes that try to measure how healthy our society is are finding we have things to learn from other countries. The 2017 Social Progress Index puts the US at Number 18 from the top.
Here's a link to the study: 2017 Social Progress Index - www.socialprogressindex.com
And a short article from Bloomberg: America Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country - Bloomberg