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The U.S. ranks 115th in linguistic diversity

27 February 2015 Leave a comment

According to “Translate Media,” the United States has a linguistic diversity score of .353, which is enough to make the United States rank one hundred fifteenth out of two hundred counties ranked in that category. The top ten most linguistically diverse countries (and their scores) are:

  1. Papua New Guinea (.990)
  2. Vanuatu (.972)
  3. Solomon Islands (.965)
  4. Tanzania (.965)
  5. Central African Republic (.960)
  6. Chad (.950)
  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo (.948)
  8. Cameroon (.942)
  9. India (.930)
  10. Mozambique (.929)

The U.S. ranks 1st in prisoners

31 January 2015 2 comments

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 2,228,424 prisoners in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. The second highest number of prisoners is in China, at 1,701,344.

The U.S. ranks 19th in national satisfaction

5 January 2015 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 33% of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going” in their country. That makes the United States rank nineteenth out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with 87% of Chinese saying that they are satisfied with how things are going in China.

The U.S. ranks 145th in slavery

22 November 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Global Slavery Index, 2014, an estimated 0.019% of all the people in the United States are held in slavery. That is enough to make the United States rank one hundred forty-fifth out of one hundred sixty-seven countries ranked in that category. Mauritania ranks first, with an estimated 4% of its people held in slavery.

The U.S. ranks 67th in slavery

18 November 2014 5 comments

According to the Global Slavery Index, 2014, there are an estimated 60,100 people held in slavery in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank sixty-seventh out of one hundred sixty-seven countries ranked in that category. India ranks first, with an estimated 14,285,700 people held in slavery.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in ignorance

30 October 2014 2 comments

According to the research firm IPSOS Mori, the United States ranks second out of fourteen countries in general ignorance about social statistics such as teen pregnancy, unemployment rates, and voting patterns. Italy is the most ignorant of the fourteen countries.

The U.S. ranks 66th in religious diversity

20 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States has a religious diversity index score of 4.1, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixty-sixth (with the Czech Republic and Nauru) out of two hundred thirty-two countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first. The top ten most religiously diverse countries are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Taiwan
  3. Vietnam
  4. Suriname
  5. Guinea Bissau
  6. Togo
  7. Ivory Coast
  8. South Korea
  9. China
  10. Benin