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The U.S. ranks 14th in education

6 January 2015 1 comment

According to Pearson, the United States has a “cognitive skills and educational attainment” score of 0.39, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of forty countries ranked in that category. The top ten countries (and their scores) are:

  1. South Korea (1.30)
  2. Japan (1.03)
  3. Singapore (0.99)
  4. Hong Kong (0.96)
  5. Finland (0.92)
  6. United Kingdom (0.67)
  7. Canada (0.60)
  8. Netherlands (0.58)
  9. Ireland (0.51)
  10. Poland (0.50)

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 17th in having confidence in President Obama

14 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 58%of Americans have confidence in President Obama, which makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Uganda out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. The Philippines ranks first, with 89% of Filipinos having confidence in President Obama.

The U.S. ranks 13th in believing homosexuality should be accepted

14 March 2014 2 comments

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, sixty percent of Americans believe that society should accept homosexuality. That is enough to make the United States tied for thirteenth (with Brazil) out of thirty-nine countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, with 88% of Spaniards believing that homosexuality should be accepted.2013-Homosexuality-05

The U.S. ranks 13th in disapproval of marital infidelity

15 January 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Research Center, 84% of Americans say that “married people having an affair is morally unacceptable.” That makes the United States tied for thirteenth (with Brazil and Bolivia) out of thirty-nine countries ranked in that category. The Palestinian Territories and Turkey are tied for first, with 94% of people believing that marital infidelity is bad.

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The U.S. ranks 19th in perceived honesty

3 December 2013 1 comment

According to Transparency International, in 2013 the United States has a Corruption Perception Index score of 73 out of possible 100 points, with higher scores indicating greater perceived honesty and lower scores indicating greater perceived corruption. That is enough to make the United States rank nineteenth out of one hundred seventy-seven ranked countries. Denmark and New Zealand are tied for first, with a score of 91.

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The U.S. ranks 17th in happiness

22 October 2013 5 comments

According to the World Happiness Index, 2013, the United States has a “happiness index” score of 7.082, which is enough to make the United States rank seventeenth out of one hundred fifty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with a happiness index score of 7.693.

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