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The U.S. ranks 23rd in wage distribution

25 February 2013 1 comment

According to the OECD, a full-time American worker paid at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour earns 38% of the median wage in the United States. That is enough to make the United States tied for twenty-third with Japan out of twenty-five OECD countries ranked in that category. Turkey ranks first, with a minimum wage-to-median wage ratio of 0.71.

Preview of “Minimum to Median Wage.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 12th in perceived Chinese supremacy

28 October 2012 1 comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 12% of Americans believe that China has overtaken the United States as a global superpower. That makes the United States tied for thirteenth with Japan out of twenty-two countries ranked in that category. France ranks first, with 23% of the French believing that China has surpassed the United States. China ranks last, with only 6% of Chinese believing that their country has surpassed the United States.

The U.S. ranks 14th in central government debt

21 October 2012 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, the central government debt of the United States was 76.8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of sixty countries ranked in that category. Japan ranks first, with a central government debt of 175.0% of that country’s GDP.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in liking the United States

23 May 2012 132 comments

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, seventy-nine percent of Americans in 2011 had a favorable view of Americans. That makes the United States rank third out of twenty-three countries ranked in that category. Japan ranks first, with eight-five percent of Japanese having a favorable view of the United States.

In 2010, the United States ranked second (Kenya was first), with 86% of Americans having a favorable view of the United States.

The U.S. ranks 12th in age of first sex education

16 March 2012 5 comments

According to the 2005 Durex Global Sex Survey, the average age at which Americans have their first sex education is 12.5 years, which makes the United States tied for twelfth with Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom out of forty-one countries ranked in that category. Germany ranks first, with the average age of first sex education at 11.3 years.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in harvesters

20 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2003 there were 662,000 mechanical agricultural harvesters in use in the United States, or 15.6% of the world’s total harvesters, which was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Japan ranked first, with 1,042,000 harvesters, or 24.5% of the world’s mechanical harvesters.

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)