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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 31st in condom use at first sex

24 February 2013 1 comment

According to the Durex study “Face of Global Sex 2012,” 39.6% of Americans report having used a condom during their first sexual experience. That is enough to make the United States rank thirty-first out of thirty-seven countries ranked in that category. Brazil ranks first, with 66.0% of Brazilians reporting having used a condom during their first sexual experience.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in electricity imports

2 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 the United States imported a net total of twenty-six terawatts of electricity, or 10.7% of the world’s total electricity imports. That was enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Italy ranks first, importing forty-four terawatts, or 18.2% of the world’s total. Just five countries–Italy, Brazil, United States, Finland, and Argentina–account for over half of all electricity imports in the world.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in endemic amphibians

26 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 195 amphibian species endemic to the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank seventh in that category. Brazil ranks first, with 454 endemic amphibian species.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in oranges

26 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to data from FAOstat in 2009, the United States produced 8,280,780 tonnes of oranges, or 16.37% of the world’s total orange supply. That is enough for the United States to rank second in that category. Brazil ranked first, producing 18,340,240 tonnes, or 36.25% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 138th in reliance on exports

3 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2009 the total value of exports of goods and services from the United States equaled to 11% of the country’s GDP. That makes the United States tied for one hundred and thirty-eighth with Brazil out of one hundred forty-three countries in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, with exports equaled to 169% of GDP.