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The U.S. ranks 43rd in income inequality

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has family income distribution Gini Index score of 45.0, which makes the United States rank forty-third out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7.

The higher the Gini Index score, the greater the degree of income inequality. Sweden has the lowest score, at 23.0

  1. 14 October 2011 at 6:54 pm

    In the United States the working class wages have declined 7% over the last ten years, so it’s no surprise that our own CIA’s analysis has ranked the United States 39th in the world’s worst countries in regards to pay equity. Eight years of Bush administration mismanagement, two corrupt wars, deregulations and over spending has destroyed this country.

  2. BBMat
    3 November 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Jerry, your clueless. Our “poor” are richer than most other countries rich. We just whine about it more.

  3. Anonymous
    10 November 2011 at 10:51 am

    BBMat go take a few college grammar classes before commenting

  4. 27 January 2012 at 1:24 am

    Ah the proud and semi-literate voice of the American exceptionalist!

  5. John
    17 April 2012 at 10:52 am

    We are 43rd from the bottom out of 140, right next to Cameroon. There are about 100 countries above us.

  6. maury
    6 June 2012 at 12:44 pm

    i cannot believe the ignorance of BBMat. we are among the worst in the industrialized world. our life expectancy and infant mortality is also among the worst

  1. 7 September 2011 at 4:56 pm

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