Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

The U.S. ranks 17th for political participation

20 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Index of Democracy , 2008, the United States has a political participation score of 7.22, which makes it tied for seventeenth in that category with South Africa and South Korea. Norway and Sweden are tied for first, with a political participation score of 10.


The U.S. ranks 30th in HIV/AIDS deaths

15 February 2009 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, an estimated 17,011 people died of HIV/AIDS in the United States in 2005, making it rank thirtieth in that category. South Africa ranks first in HIV/AIDS deaths.