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The U.S. ranks 24th in press freedom

12 December 2009 Leave a comment

According to Freedom House, the United States has a press freedom score of 18, making the United States tied for twenty-fourth with the Czech Republic and Lithuania in that category. Iceland ranks first, with a score of 9. As reported here, the United States was tied for sixteenth in press freedom in 2007.

The U.S. ranks 1st in suspected drug criminals

5 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to data collected in 2005 and 2006 by the Tenth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends, 624.03 out of every 100,000 Americans is a drug crime suspect, a rate that makes the United States rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in prosecutions

30 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the UNODC, in data collected between 1998 and 2000, the United States had a prosecution rate of 5,109.29 per 100,000 Americans, a rate that made the United States rank first in prosecutions.

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The U.S. ranks 16th in freedom of the press

11 January 2009 2 comments

According to Freedom House, the United States is tied for sixteenth in terms of freedom of the press. Finland and Iceland are are tied for first.

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The U.S. ranks 49th in civil liberties

10 January 2009 2 comments

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2008, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries–Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway–are tied for first.

The U.S. ranks 134th in parental leave

27 December 2008 4 comments

According to the Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies, the United States ranks 134th out of 164 countries in terms of guaranteed maternity and parental leave policies. Slovenia ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 18th in democracy

19 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United States is the eighteenth most democratic country out of 167 countries indexed. Sweden is the most democratic.