Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 60th in visa requirements

28 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 158 citizens of nations are required to obtain visas in order to travel to the United States, which makes the United States tied for sixtieth (with Guyana) in that category. Afghanistan, American Samoa, Comoros, Djibouti, Laos, Myanmar, North Korea, and Somalia are tied for first, each requiring visas from 192 countries.

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The U.S. ranks 111th in percent Islam

6 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to, the United States ranks one-hundred-and-eleventh out of one hundred and thirty ranked countries in terms of the percentage of the population that is Muslim. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Western Sahara tied for first.