Answer on @Quora to In which country do you feel the most free: the USA or – Xochielt Sanchez #xochielt
Answer by Janette Nash:
I am a Brit who has now lived in the USA for nearly 12 years. The UK may have changed since I was last there, and I question the word "freer" – I am free in both countries insofar as I am not imprisoned – but for freedom equalling feeling safe, definitely the UK.
I can walk the streets without fearing death by gunshot – either from a madman, or from a police officer. Officials in the UK don't treat me like a criminal until proven otherwise, as they do in the US. Bureaucracy is much more accessible. Everyone else has mentioned the health aspect.
I am a law-abiding citizen in any country where I live, but am treated as a human being in the UK. My (American) husband felt the same way in the 5 years he lived in England.