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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 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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The U.S. ranks 2nd in alfalfa exports

20 October 2012 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States exported 258,983 metric tonnes of alfalfa meal and pellets, or 19.8% of the world’s exports of that item. That was enough to make the United States rank  second out of eighty-six countries ranked in that category. Spain ranked first, exporting 473,004 tonnes, or 36.2% of the world’s exports.

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 85th in boys going to grade school

6 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for males in primary school of 91%, which makes the United States tied for eighty-fifth in that category with several other countries–Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Samoa, Slovakia, Suriname, and Uzbekistan. Several other countries–Burundi, Georgia, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania–tied for first, with 100% of boys going to primary school.

The country with the lowest reported enrollment rate for boys in primary school is Sudan, at 43%.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in lettuce and chicory exports

30 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 380,907 metric tonnes of lettuce and chicory, or 22.9% of the world’s total lettuce and chicory exports. That is enough to the make the United States rank second out of 125 countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting 531,394 tonnes, or 32.0% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in orange exports

8 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAOStat, the United States exported 341,914 tonnes of oranges in 2007. This was 6.5% of the world’s total orange exports and was enough for the United States to rank third in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting  1,414,220 tonnes of oranges or 26.8% of the total world exports.

Entry prepared by Katie Mibaum.