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The U.S. ranks 22nd in freedom from corruption

12 March 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a freedom from corruption score of 71, which makes the United States tied for twenty-second with Belgium out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked countries. Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied for first, with a score of 94.

In 2011 the United States ranked nineteenth, with a score of 75.

The U.S. ranks 28th in Mothers’ Index

19 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to Save the Children’s publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks twentieth eighth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in its “Mothers’ Index” ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Norway
  2. Australia
  3. Iceland
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. New Zealand
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Belgium
  10. Germany (tie with Belgium)

The U.S. ranks 13th in cereal

13 December 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, American farms had an average cereal yield of 6,704 kilograms per hectare in 2008, which was enough to make the United States rank thirteenth in that category. Belgium ranks first, with a yield of 8,576 kilograms of cereal per hectare.

The U.S. ranks 4th in imports of green beans

28 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in  2007 the United States imported 35,966 tonnes of green beans, or 7.6% of the world’s total green bean imports. That’s enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. Belgium ranks first, importing 79,148 tonnes, or 16.7% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 9th in bribery

26 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to Transparency International, the United States has a “Bribe Payers Index” score of 8.1 out of a possible 10, which makes the United States tied for ninth with France and Singapore, out of twenty-two ranked countries in that category. Belgium and Canada are tied for first, with a score of 8.8.

According to Transparency International, the higher the score, the less likely firms from that country are to engage in bribery abroad.

The U.S. ranks 18th in freedom from corruption

24 January 2010 1 comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “freedom from corruption” score of 73, which makes the United States tied for eighteenth in that category with Belgium and Japan. Denmark, New Zealand, and Sweden are tied for first, with a score of 93.

The U.S. ranks 28th in three year old students

11 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to Eurostat, 38.3% of all three year old children in the United States are enrolled in pre-primary schools, which makes the United States rank twenty-eighth out of thirty five ranked nations in that category. Belgium ranks first, with 99.6% of all three year old children enrolled in school.