The Nanny State Index

Christopher Snowden has constructed a European Nanny State Index showing which countries are the worst and best to be able to eat, drink, smoke and vape.

The seven most countries in Europe are:

  1. Finland
  2. Sweden
  3. UK
  4. Ireland
  5. Hungary
  6. Greece
  7. Lithuania

The least nanny state are:

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Germany
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Netherlands
  5. Slovakia
  6. Austria
  7. Bulgaria

I’d love someone to calculate where NZ would come on this index!

They have correlated the nanny state index to life expectancy and found that there is no correlation between nanny state policies and higher life expectancy. Likewise no correlation between heavy regulation of alcohol and lower rates of alcohol consumption.


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