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The U.S. ranks 25th in inflation

30 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the inflation rate in the United States between September 2009 to September 2010 was 1.1%, which makes the United States rank twenty-fifth out of twenty eight ranked countries. Turkey ranks first, with an inflation rate of 9.2% during that time period.

The U.S. ranks 60th in tractors

28 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2007 there were 257.6 tractors per 100 square kilometers of arable land in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank sixtieth in the world in that category. Iceland ranks first, with 16,290.0 tractors per 100 square kilometers of arable land.

The U.S. ranks 60th in renewable freshwater withdrawal

26 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered between 2000 and 2010 by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States withdrew 15.53% of its total renewable freshwater resources, which makes the United States rank sixtieth in that category. Kuwait ranks first, withdrawing 2075% of its total renewable freshwater resources in 2002.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in groundwater withdrawal

24 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United States withdraws an estimated 478.40 cubic kilometers of groundwater each year, which makes the United States rank third in the world in that category. India ranks first, withdrawing an estimated 761.00 cubic kilometers per year.

The U.S. ranks 64th in rural drinking water quality

22 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2008, 94% of rural Americans had access to improved drinking water sources, which makes the United States rank sixty-fourth in the world in that category. More than twenty countries tied for first, each with 100% access to improved drinking water sources.

The U.S. ranks 33rd in cream

20 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States had a cream supply of 7102 metric tonnes, which makes the United States rank thirty-third out of one hundred fifty-four ranked countries. Germany ranks first, with a cream supply of 530,629 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 32nd in support of euthanasia

18 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Values Survey, 7.6% of Americans say that euthanasia is “always justifiable,” which makes the United States rank thirty-second out of fifty-five countries ranked in that category. Andorra ranks first, with 39.0% saying that euthanasia is “always justifiable.”