The world is more peaceful than it was a year . The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said the world is now 0.28% more . The IEP reports on world every . It publishes its Global Peace Index (GPI). This gives a peace to 163 countries. It also advises countries on to be peaceful. Iceland is the most peaceful country in the . The four are New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark.
The report says 93 countries are more peaceful and 68 are more . Researchers looked at things that change peace. They looked at the rate, the of , terrorism, and the number of soldiers a country has. Syria has been the peaceful country for five . The next four are Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen. There are many in the Middle East and the USA.