Norway number two at feeling free

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Norway has been ranked as the second-best country in the world for their citizens perceiving holding personal freedom, a recent study revealed.

The Legatum Prosperity Index measures how a country's government supports 'personal freedom' in the eyes of its people.

The Nordic nation was only beaten by New Zealand as the country where people feel most free.

Other countries who ranked high were Australia (third), Iceland (fourth) and Norway's neighbour, Sweden, in sixth.

The US has shown one of the biggest index ranking drops. They went from 9th place in 2009, down 12 places in four years, to 21st place.

How The Local's other nations fared:

6th Sweden

9th Denmark

10th Switzerland

14th Germany

16th France

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18th Austria

22nd Spain

Italy was ranked outside of the top 25 in 63rd place.

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