The U.S. ranks 115th in linguistic diversity

27 February 2015 Leave a comment

According to “Translate Media,” the United States has a linguistic diversity score of .353, which is enough to make the United States rank one hundred fifteenth out of two hundred counties ranked in that category. The top ten most linguistically diverse countries (and their scores) are:

  1. Papua New Guinea (.990)
  2. Vanuatu (.972)
  3. Solomon Islands (.965)
  4. Tanzania (.965)
  5. Central African Republic (.960)
  6. Chad (.950)
  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo (.948)
  8. Cameroon (.942)
  9. India (.930)
  10. Mozambique (.929)

The U.S. ranks 1st in prisoners

31 January 2015 2 comments

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 2,228,424 prisoners in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. The second highest number of prisoners is in China, at 1,701,344.

The U.S. ranks 14th in education

6 January 2015 1 comment

According to Pearson, the United States has a “cognitive skills and educational attainment” score of 0.39, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of forty countries ranked in that category. The top ten countries (and their scores) are:

  1. South Korea (1.30)
  2. Japan (1.03)
  3. Singapore (0.99)
  4. Hong Kong (0.96)
  5. Finland (0.92)
  6. United Kingdom (0.67)
  7. Canada (0.60)
  8. Netherlands (0.58)
  9. Ireland (0.51)
  10. Poland (0.50)

The U.S. ranks 19th in national satisfaction

5 January 2015 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 33% of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going” in their country. That makes the United States rank nineteenth out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with 87% of Chinese saying that they are satisfied with how things are going in China.

The U.S. ranks 44th in health care efficiency

15 December 2014 1 comment

According to Bloomberg.com, the United States has the forty-fourth most efficient health care system out of fifty-one countries ranked in that category. (Efficiency includes life expectancy and health care costs per capita.) The top ten countries in health care efficiency are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Italy
  4. Japan
  5. South Korea
  6. Australia
  7. Israel
  8. France
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. United Kingdom

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.

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