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The U.S. ranks 9th in growth of labor productivity

9 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2007 the United States was tied with France as the ninth-ranked OECD member nation in terms of the growth of labor productivity. Finland ranked first.

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The U.S. ranks 25th in belief in the separation of church and state

9 February 2009 1 comment

According to the Pew Global Attitude Project’s 2003 report, Views of a Changing World, 55% of Americans completely agree with the statement, “religion is a personal matter and should be kept separate from government.” The United States is tied for twenty-fifth (out of forty-one countries) with Russia and Uzbekistan in this category. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) ranks first, with 84% of respondents believing in the separation of church and state.

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