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The U.S. ranks 1st in railways

30 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 226,427 kilometers of railways in the United States, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 121st in male labor participation

28 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 70.3% of American males over the age of fifteen were in the labor force in 2008, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-twenty-first in that category with Chile and Turkmenistan. The United Arab Emirates ranks first, at 93.5%.

The U.S. ranks 21st in state legitimacy

26 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a score of 2.5 on the “Criminalization and/or Delegitimization of the State” indicator of the 2010 Failed State Index. That makes the United States rank twenty-first out of one hundred and seventy-seven ranked countries. Finland ranked first with a score of 0.7.

The U.S. ranks 158th in 2010 Failed State Index

24 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a “failed state index” score of 35.3, which makes the United States rank one-hundred-fifty-eighth out of one-hundred-seventy-seven ranked countries. Somalia ranks first, with a score of 114.3 out of 120 possible points.

The U.S. score puts the U.S. in the category of “moderate” as opposed to “sustainable.”

The U.S. ranks 3rd in women’s discus gold medals

22 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to Olympic.org, American women have won two gold medals in discus throwing in the summer Olympics, which is enough to make the United States rank third out of the seventeen countries who have won gold medals in that event. The Soviet Union/Russia and East Germany/Germany are tied for first at five gold medals each.

The U.S. ranks 5th in disability benefits

20 July 2010 1 comment

According to the OECD, 9.19% of Americans aged 20 to 65 received disability benefits in 2006, which makes the United States rank fifth out of twenty-five ranked countries in that category. Sweden ranks first at 11.23%. The OECD average is 6.74%.

The U.S. ranks 21st in happiness

18 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Values Survey, 34.4% of Americans report being “very happy,” which makes the United States rank twenty-first out of fifty seven countries ranked in that category. Mexico ranks first, at 58.5%.

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