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The U.S. ranks 19th in national satisfaction

5 January 2015 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 33% of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going” in their country. That makes the United States rank nineteenth out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with 87% of Chinese saying that they are satisfied with how things are going in China.

The U.S. ranks 66th in religious diversity

20 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States has a religious diversity index score of 4.1, which is enough to make the United States tied for sixty-sixth (with the Czech Republic and Nauru) out of two hundred thirty-two countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first. The top ten most religiously diverse countries are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Taiwan
  3. Vietnam
  4. Suriname
  5. Guinea Bissau
  6. Togo
  7. Ivory Coast
  8. South Korea
  9. China
  10. Benin

The U.S. ranks 17th in having confidence in President Obama

14 September 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 58%of Americans have confidence in President Obama, which makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Uganda out of forty-four countries ranked in that category. The Philippines ranks first, with 89% of Filipinos having confidence in President Obama.

The U.S. ranks 13th in believing homosexuality should be accepted

14 March 2014 2 comments

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, sixty percent of Americans believe that society should accept homosexuality. That is enough to make the United States tied for thirteenth (with Brazil) out of thirty-nine countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, with 88% of Spaniards believing that homosexuality should be accepted.2013-Homosexuality-05

The U.S. ranks 13th in disapproval of marital infidelity

15 January 2014 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Research Center, 84% of Americans say that “married people having an affair is morally unacceptable.” That makes the United States tied for thirteenth (with Brazil and Bolivia) out of thirty-nine countries ranked in that category. The Palestinian Territories and Turkey are tied for first, with 94% of people believing that marital infidelity is bad.

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The U.S. ranks 30th in folk religions

31 December 2013 Leave a comment

According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there are an estimated 630,000 Americans who practice folk religions. That is enough to make the United States rank thirtieth out of more than two hundred countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with an estimated 294,320,000 practitioners of folk religions.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in foreign born

28 December 2013 Leave a comment

According to Pew, 14% of the population of the United States was born outside of the United States. That is enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fourth (with Latvia, Spain, and Norway) out of one hundred fifty-five countries ranked in that category. The United Arab Emirates ranked first, with 84% of its population being foreign born.

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