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The U.S. ranks 29th in negative emotions

6 June 2012 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, the U.S. has a “negative experience index score” of 32, which makes the United States tied for twenty-ninth (with Nicaragua, Cyprus, Romania, Montenegro, Honduras, and Guatemala) out of one hundred forty-eight countries ranked in that category. Iraq ranks first, with a score of 59. The country with the lowest “negative experience index score” is the Somaliland region, with a score of 11.

The U.S. ranks 89th in Hepatitis B vaccinations

29 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 92% of one-year old children in the U.S. were vaccinated for Hepatitis B in 2009, which makes the United States tied for eighty-ninth in that category with Australia, Burundi, Colombia, Guatemala, North Korea, San Marino, Turkey, Tuvalu, and the United Arab Emirates. Several countries tied for first, with a 99% vaccination rate.

The U.S. ranks 55th in rural drinking water

19 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 94% of rural Americans had access to improved drinking water sources, which made the United States tied for fifty-fifth with Guatemala, Micronesia, and Palau in that category. Thirty-one nations tied for first, with 100% access to improved drinking water for their rural populations.

The U.S. ranks 57th in electoral process and pluralism

14 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, 2008, the United States has a score of 8.75 out of 10 in the measurement of electoral process and pluralism, which measures the fairness of elections as well as the free choice of candidates, and the transparency of campaigns. This score makes the United States tied for fifty-seventh, with Japan, South Africa, Israel, Argentina, Peru, and Guatemala.

The top-ranked country, all of which had a score of 10, are Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Australia, and Uruguay.