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The U.S. ranks 24th in carbon intensity

30 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s 2010 World Development Report, in 2005 the United States produced .047 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP. That was enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fourth with India out of sixty-five countries ranked in that category. Uzbekistan ranked first at 2.10 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 1st in oil capacity

28 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, in 2009 the United States had an oil refinery capacity of  17,688,000 barrels per day, or 19.5% of the world’s total oil refinery capacity. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 9th in home internet access

26 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2009 study by Gallup, 81% of American homes have internet access, which makes the United States rank ninth out of one-hundred-sixteen countries ranked in that category. Sweden ranks first, at 88%.

The U.S. ranks 85th in religiosity

24 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2009 survey by Gallup, 65% of Americans say that religion is very important in their daily lives which makes the United States rank eighty-fifth out of one-hundred-and-fourteen countries ranked in that category. Bangladesh and Niger tied for first, at greater than 99%.

The U.S. ranks 4th in labor productivity

22 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the U.S. has a productivity rate of $57.40 per hour worked, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, at $74.00 per hour worked.

The U.S. ranks 14th in arts participation

20 September 2010 2 comments

According to the World Values Survey, 15.1% of Americans are actively involved in an arts, music, or education association, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of fifty-four countries ranked in that category. New Zealand rans first, at 25.5%.

The U.S. ranks 1st in natural gas consumption

18 September 2010 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2009 the United States consumed 646,600,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, which makes the United States rank first in that category.