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The U.S. ranks 9th in satisfaction in family life

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Survey, 89% of people in the United States are satisfied with their family life, which makes the United States tied for ninth with Spain, out of fifty-three countries surveyed. India ranks first with 96% of people satisfied with their family life.

Entry prepared by Emily VanSickle.

The U.S. ranks 50th in life expectancy

20 August 2009 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.11 years, which makes the United States ranks fiftieth out of 223 nations in that category. Macau ranks first, with a life expectancy of 84.36 years.

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The U.S ranks 180th in infant mortality

19 August 2009 6 comments

According to the CIA’s World Factbook, the United States has 6.26 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, which makes the United States rank one hundred and eightieth out of 224 countries in terms of infant mortality rates. Angola ranks first, with 180.21 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births.

The U.S. ranks 7th in life satisfaction

7 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, the United States has a life satisfaction score of 7.9 (out of a possible 10), which makes the United States tied for seventh in that category with Australia and Sweden. Costa Rica ranks first, with a score of 8.5.

In the previous edition of the Happy Planet Index, the United States was ranked sixteenth in this category.

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The U.S. ranks 30th in life expectancy

30 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks thirtieth in terms of life expectancy when both males and females are counted.  Japan ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 37th in age

21 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2005 the United States had the thirty-seventh highest median age in the world. Japan had the first highest median age.

The U.S. ranks 124th in fertility

18 December 2008 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks 124th out of 223 countries for fertility (number of children born per woman). Mali ranks first.

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