The U.S. ranks 145th in slavery

22 November 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Global Slavery Index, 2014, an estimated 0.019% of all the people in the United States are held in slavery. That is enough to make the United States rank one hundred forty-fifth out of one hundred sixty-seven countries ranked in that category. Mauritania ranks first, with an estimated 4% of its people held in slavery.

The U.S. ranks 67th in slavery

18 November 2014 5 comments

According to the Global Slavery Index, 2014, there are an estimated 60,100 people held in slavery in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank sixty-seventh out of one hundred sixty-seven countries ranked in that category. India ranks first, with an estimated 14,285,700 people held in slavery.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in ignorance

30 October 2014 1 comment

According to the research firm IPSOS Mori, the United States ranks second out of fourteen countries in general ignorance about social statistics such as teen pregnancy, unemployment rates, and voting patterns. Italy is the most ignorant of the fourteen countries.

The U.S. ranks 66th in religious diversity

20 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States has a religious diversity index score of 4.1, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixty-sixth (with the Czech Republic and Nauru) out of two hundred thirty-two countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first. The top ten most religiously diverse countries are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Taiwan
  3. Vietnam
  4. Suriname
  5. Guinea Bissau
  6. Togo
  7. Ivory Coast
  8. South Korea
  9. China
  10. Benin

The U.S. ranks 17th in having confidence in President Obama

14 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 58%of Americans have confidence in President Obama, which makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Uganda out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. The Philippines ranks first, with 89% of Filipinos having confidence in President Obama.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in global competitiveness

8 September 2014 2 comments

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014-15 Global Competitiveness Report, the United States has the third most competitive economy in the world. (The U.S. ranked fifth in 2013-14.) Switzerland has the most competitive economy. Global competitiveness is “defined as the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity.”

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Global wheat production

21 August 2014 1 comment

If all of the world’s wheat fields were crammed together, this is how much space they’d take:

wheat

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