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The U.S. ranks 44th in health care efficiency

15 December 2014 1 comment

According to Bloomberg.com, the United States has the forty-fourth most efficient health care system out of fifty-one countries ranked in that category. (Efficiency includes life expectancy and health care costs per capita.) The top ten countries in health care efficiency are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Italy
  4. Japan
  5. South Korea
  6. Australia
  7. Israel
  8. France
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. United Kingdom

The U.S. ranks 33rd in religiously unaffiliated persons

20 December 2012 2 comments

According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, an estimated 16.4% of Americans have no religious affiliation. That is enough to make the United States tied for thirty-third with Singapore out of more than two hundred countries ranked in that category. The Czech Republic ranks first, with an estimated 76.4% of Czech’s have no religious affiliation.

Preview of “unaffiliated religion by percent.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 11th in fourth grade math

13 December 2012 3 comments

According to Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, in 2011 the average United States fourth-grade reading score was 541, which makes the United States rank eleventh out of fifty countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranks first, with a score of 606. Here is the list of the top eleven countries and their scores:

4th grade math

 

The U.S. ranks 22nd in freedom from corruption

12 March 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a freedom from corruption score of 71, which makes the United States tied for twenty-second with Belgium out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked countries. Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied for first, with a score of 94.

In 2011 the United States ranked nineteenth, with a score of 75.

The U.S. ranks 17th in credit worthiness

6 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

The U.S. ranks 38th in trade freedom

4 May 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2011 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “trade freedom” score of 86.4, which makes the United States tied for thirty-eighth in Namibia in that category. Several economies–Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Switzerland–tied for first, with a score of 90.0.

The U.S. ranks 27th in food security

4 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, 16% of Americans stated that they did not have enough money to buy needed food at some point within the past twelve months. That is enough to make the United States tied for twenty-seventh with Syria, Lithuania, and South Korea, out of one hundred thirteen countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranked first, with 2% of residents reporting not having enough money to buy needed food.