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The U.S. ranks 101st in peace

19 June 2014 1 comment

According to the 2014 Global Peace Index prepared by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the United States has a peace index score of  2.137, which makes the United States rank one hundred and first out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in that category. The United States is ranked between Benin and Angola. The most peaceful country in the world is Iceland, with a score of 1.189

The U.S. ranks 23rd in gender equality

12 March 2014 1 comment

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2013, the United States ranks twenty-third in gender equality out of one hundred thirty six countries ranked in that category. The United States is sandwiched in between Burundi and Australia. The report measures “the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities.”

The top ten countries for gender equality are:

  1. Iceland
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Sweden
  5. Philippines
  6. Ireland
  7. New Zealand
  8. Denmark
  9. Switzerland
  10. Nicaragua

The U.S. ranks 99th in peacefulness

29 September 2013 5 comments

According to Visions for Humanity, the United States has a Global Peace Index score of 2.126, which makes the United States rank ninety-ninth out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in that category. Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, with a score of 1.162.Peacefulness

The U.S. ranks 22nd in gender equality

30 March 2013 3 comments

According to the World Economic Forum, the United States has a gender equality score of 0.7373 (out of a possible 1.0000), which makes the United States rank twenty-second out of one hundred thirty five countries ranked in that category. Iceland ranks first, with a gender equality score of 0.8640.

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The U.S. ranks 8th in researchers

28 April 2011 1 comment

According to the World Bank, in 2006 there were 4,663 researchers for every 1,000,000 people in the United States, enough to make the United States rank eighth in that category. Iceland ranked first, with 7,962 researchers per 1,000,000 people.

The U.S. ranks 34th in Children’s Index

23 March 2011 4 comments

According to the Save the Children publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks thirty-fourth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Children’s Index”ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Italy
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Japan (tied with Iceland)
  8. Portugal
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Norway (tied with Luxembourg)

The U.S. ranks 23rd in Women’s Index

21 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to Save the Children’s publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks twenty-third out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Women’s Index” ranking. The top ten countries are:

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