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The U.S. ranks 19th in perceived honesty

3 December 2013 1 comment

According to Transparency International, in 2013 the United States has a Corruption Perception Index score of 73 out of possible 100 points, with higher scores indicating greater perceived honesty and lower scores indicating greater perceived corruption. That is enough to make the United States rank nineteenth out of one hundred seventy-seven ranked countries. Denmark and New Zealand are tied for first, with a score of 91.

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The U.S. ranks 27th in leisure and personal care

5 November 2013 2 comments

According to the OECD Better Life Index, Americans spend an average of 14.27 hours per day “on leisure and personal care, including sleeping and eating.” That is enough to make the United States rank twenty-seventh out of thirty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with 16.06 hours per day dedicated to leisure and personal care.

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The U.S. ranks 17th in happiness

22 October 2013 5 comments

According to the World Happiness Index, 2013, the United States has a “happiness index” score of 7.082, which is enough to make the United States rank seventeenth out of one hundred fifty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with a happiness index score of 7.693.

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The U.S. ranks 9th in retirement security

11 June 2013 2 comments

According to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, the United States ranks ninth out of eighteen countries ranked according to financial security in retirement, with a score of 59.0. Denmark ranks first, with a score of 82.9.  The top ten countries (and their scores) are:pension

The U.S. ranks 12th in prosperity

3 November 2012 1 comment

According to the Legatum Institute, the United States ranks twelfth in prosperity, out of one hundred forty-two countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first. The eleven countries more prosperous than the United States are:

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Canada
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Switzerland
  10. Ireland
  11. Luxembourg

The U.S. ranks 11th in happiness

30 March 2012 1 comment

According the the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the United States ranks eleventh in the “Average Cantril Ladder,” a measure of happiness. Denmark ranks first. The top ten countries are:

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Canada
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Ireland

The U.S. ranks 17th in credit worthiness

6 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.