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The U.S. ranks 1st in freedom of international mobility

29 November 2010 3 comments

According to the World Bank, fifty-two countries require visas from U.S. citizens traveling to those countries, which makes the United States rank first in the freedom to travel abroad.

The U.S. ranks 12th in nocturnal safety for men

27 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, 87% percent of American men report feeling safe walking alone at night, which makes the United States rank twelfth out of one-hundred five countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first, with 99% of men feeling safe walking alone at night.

The U.S. ranks 1st in women’s giant slalom

25 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to Olympic.org, American women have won three of the sixteen gold medals awarded in the Olympic women’s giant slalom, which is enough to make the United States tied for first with Switzerland in that category.

The U.S. ranks 11th in televisions

23 November 2010 1 comment

According to the World Bank, 98% of U.S. households had a television in 2005, which makes the United States tied for eleventh with Ireland, Malta, Poland, Latvia, Iceland, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary, and Lithuania. Greece and Portugal tied for first, both with 100% of households having at least one television.

The U.S. ranks 85th in forests

21 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 33.1% of the total land area of the United States was covered in forests in 2007, which makes the United States rank eighty-fifth in the world in that category. Suriname ranks first, with 94.7% of its total land area covered in forests.

The U.S. ranks 31st in nocturnal safety for women

19 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Gallup Organization, 64% of American women report feeling safe walking alone at night. That is enough to make the United States tied for thirty-first with Canada and Germany out of one-hundred-and-five countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first, with 98% of women reporting feeling safe walking alone at night.

The U.S. ranks 22nd in perceived corruption

17 November 2010 1 comment

According to Transparency International, the United States has a Corruption Perception Index Score of 7.1 out of 10, which makes the United States rank twenty-second out of one-hundred seventy-eight ranked countries. Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore tied for first, with a score of 9.3.