The Legatum Institute Foundation released its sixth edition of their prosperity index and America ranks 21st. The index measures six principles of prosperity: opportunity, education, health, freedom, safety, and social values. Each report is based on data from the previous year. The report released this year is based on data from 2013. In 2009, based on data from 2008, America ranked 9th.
We all remember how bad things were in 2008, the final year of the Bush Administration. Under the leadership of President Obama, have fallen 12 spots.