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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 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 101st in peace

19 June 2014 1 comment

According to the 2014 Global Peace Index prepared by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the United States has a peace index score of  2.137, which makes the United States rank one hundred and first out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in that category. The United States is ranked between Benin and Angola. The most peaceful country in the world is Iceland, with a score of 1.189

The U.S. ranks 134th in prevalence of slavery

23 October 2013 2 comments

According to the Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 59,644 enslaved people living in the United States out of a total population of 313,914,040. That is enough to make the United States rank one hundred thirty-fourth out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in the prevalence of slavery. Mauritania ranks first, with an enslaved population of 151,353 out of 3,796,141 total population.

Enslaved population

The U.S. ranks 125th in GDP growth per capita

22 February 2013 1 comment

According to the World Bank, in 2011 the United States had GDP growth rate per capita of 1.0%, which is enough to make the United States tied for one hundred twenty-fifth in that category. It is tied with Algeria, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Congo. Macao ranks first, with a GDP growth rate of  18.1% per capita.

Preview of “GDP growth.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 120th in Christians

25 December 2012 2 comments

According to the Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life, 78.3% of Americans are Christians, which makes the United States rank one hundred twentieth out of more than two hundred countries ranked in that category. Five countries are tied for first, with more than 99% of their populations being Christian. These countries are Vatican City, Tokelau, Timor-Leste, Romania, and Papua New Guinea.

Preview of “Christians as percent of total population.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 167th in rural population

13 September 2012 3 comments

According to the World Bank, 18% of the population of the United States lives in rural areas. This is enough to make the United States tied for one hundred sixty-seventh with Luxembourg and South Korea, out of two hundred one countries ranked in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 89% of its population living in rural areas.