Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

The U.S. ranks 141st in government spending on health

22 June 2009 7 comments

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, government expenditures on health in the United States amounts to 45.1% of total expenditures on health, a percent that makes the United States rank one-hundred-and-forty-first in that category. The United States is sandwiched by Venezuela and Eritrea in that category.

Niue ranks first, with 98.6% of total expenditures on health being covered by the government. At the bottom of the list is Myanmar, at 10.6%.

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The U.S. ranks 41st in protected areas

22 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, as of 2004, 8.4% of the total land area in the United States was designated as a protected area, a percentage that makes the United States tied for forty-first with Japan and Zambia. Venezuela ranked first, with 34.2% of the land protected.

For the planet as a whole, 6.1% of the land is protected.


The U.S. ranks 16th in life satisfaction

27 January 2009 1 comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, the United States is tied for sixteenth (with Antigua and Barbuda, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, the United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, and Venezuala) in terms of life satisfaction. Denmark and Switzerland are tied for first.