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The U.S. ranks 15th in desire for energy efficiency

23 October 2009 Leave a comment

According to a 2008 survey conducted by World Public Opinion, 61% of Americans believe that the government should force businesses to use energy more efficiently, even at the risk of increased cost to consumers. The United States ranks fifteenth out of twenty-four surveyed nations in this category. Taiwan ranks first, at 80%.

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The U.S. ranks 41st in privacy

8 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to Privacy International, in 2007 the United States had a privacy index score of 1.5 (out of five possible points), which makes the United States tied for forty-first with Taiwan and Thailand out of forty seven countries. Greece ranked first, with a privacy index score of 3.1.

The U.S. ranks 31st in highest female math scores

29 May 2009 2 comments

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, in 2006, 1.0% of female students in the United States scored at a Level 6 (669.30 points or higher) on the international mathematics assessment. That was enough to make the United States rank thirty-first out of forty-four OECD and partner nations. Taiwan ranked first, with 10.2% of female students scoring at a Level 6.

The OECD average was 2.5%.
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The U.S. ranks 2nd in vibrators

25 March 2009 5 comments

According to the 2005 Durex Global Sex Survey, 43% of Americans state that they own at least one vibrator for sexual enhancement, a rate that makes the United States tied for second (with the United Kingdom) in that category. Taiwan ranks first, with 47% stating that they own a vibrator.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in productivity growth

16 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2007, the United States had a 4.7% increase in manufacturing output per hour, which was enough to make it rank fourth in that category. Taiwan and Korea tied for first, with a productivity increase of 8.7%.

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The U.S. ranks 36th in press freedom

26 February 2009 4 comments

According to Reporters Without Borders, in 2008 the United States was tied for thirty-eighth in terms of press freedom. The countries it was tied with are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan. Iceland, Luxembourg, and Norway were tied for first.

Compare the ranking here with this one previously posted.

The U.S. ranks 35th in math

2 February 2009 2 comments

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, the United States ranks thirty-fifth in terms of the mean score for mathematics. Taiwan ranks first.