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The U.S. ranks 134th for government commitment to education

5 February 2009 2 comments

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, in the United States, three percent of the central government budget is allotted to education, making the United States tied for one hundred and thirty-fourth (with Belgium, Guinea-Bissau, and Nigeria) in that category. Benin ranks first in that category, with 31% of the central government’s budget allotted to education. The world average is five percent, and the average for industrialized nations is four percent.

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The U.S. ranks 32nd for built-up land

28 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States is tied for thirty-second (with Laos, Macedonia, Peru, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Latvia, Belarus, Italy, Albania, and Egypt) in terms of global  hectare per capita of built up land. Belgium ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 4th for sexual satisfaction

17 January 2009 1 comment

According to the 2005 Durex Global Sex Survey, the United States is tied for fourth (with Croatia) in terms of the percent of adults who say they are happy with their sex life. Belgium ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 17th in physicians

20 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2006 the United States ranked seventeenth out of twenty four member nations in terms of physicians per capita. Belgium ranked first.