Archive for 14 April 2009

The U.S. ranks 10th in meat exports

14 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $847,533,000 worth of bovine (cow) meat, or 4% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Australia ranked first, exporting $3,563,707,000 worth of bovine meat, or 17% of the world total.


The U.S. ranks 57th in electoral process and pluralism

14 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, 2008, the United States has a score of 8.75 out of 10 in the measurement of electoral process and pluralism, which measures the fairness of elections as well as the free choice of candidates, and the transparency of campaigns. This score makes the United States tied for fifty-seventh, with Japan, South Africa, Israel, Argentina, Peru, and Guatemala.

The top-ranked country, all of which had a score of 10, are Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Australia, and Uruguay.