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The U.S. ranks first in incarceration

31 May 2014 1 comment

According to the Brookings Institution, in 2013 there were 710 Americans imprisoned for every 100,000 residents. This makes the United States rank first out of thirty-four OECD countries ranked in that category. The average incarceration rate among the OECD nations is 115.

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The U.S. ranks 46th in freedom of the press

12 February 2014 4 comments

According to Reporters Without Borders, the United States has the forty-sixth freest press in the world (sandwiched between Romania and Haiti), a decline of thirteen spots from 2013. This decline was one of the biggest in the world.

The top ten countries for press freedom are:

  1. Finland
  2. Netherlands
  3. Norway
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Andorra
  6. Liechtenstein
  7. Denmark
  8. Iceland
  9. New Zealand
  10. Sweden

Reporters Without Borders ranked 180 total countries.

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The U.S. ranks 134th in prevalence of slavery

23 October 2013 2 comments

According to the Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 59,644 enslaved people living in the United States out of a total population of 313,914,040. That is enough to make the United States rank one hundred thirty-fourth out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in the prevalence of slavery. Mauritania ranks first, with an enslaved population of 151,353 out of 3,796,141 total population.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in locking people up

15 August 2013 2 comments

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the United States has an estimate 716 prisoners per 100,000 population. That is enough to make the United States rank first out of two hundred twenty-three countries ranked in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in freedom from corruption

4 July 2013 2 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “freedom from corruption” score of 71, which makes the United States rank twenty-fourth out of one hundred seventy-seven countries ranked in that category. New Zealand ranks first, with a score of 95.

Preview of “Freedom from Corruption 2013.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 15th in perceived press freedom

3 May 2013 1 comment

According to Gallup, 87% of Americans believe that the United States has a free media. That is enough to make the United States tied for fifteenth with Senegal out of one hundred thirty-three countries ranked in that category. Finland ranks first, with 97% of Finns believing that their country has a free media.

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The U.S. ranks 47th in press freedom

4 January 2013 2 comments

According to Reporters Without Borders, the United States ranks forty-seventh out of one hundred seventy-nine countries ranked for freedom of the press. The top ten countries for press freedom are:

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Estonia
  4. Netherlands
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Switzerland
  9. Cape Verde
  10. Canada and Denmark (tied)