We recently added a new section which displays wholesale prices of agricultural products. Prices are gathered daily by the USDA at multiple terminal markets within the US. We started with fruits but will be adding vegetables soon. Check it out and let us know if you find it useful.
According to the United Nations World Population Prospects report, approximately 7,452 people die every day in the United States. In other words, a person dies in the US approximately every 12 seconds. You can see a live clock keeping track of how many people have died today at https://www.indexmundi.com/clocks/indicator/deaths/united-states. You can compare the number of deaths in the US to the number of deaths in other countries at https://www.indexmundi.com/clocks/indicator/deaths.
According to the United Nations World Population Prospects report, a baby is born in the United States approximately every 8 seconds. You can keep track of how many babies have been born today by using our new US births clock at https://www.indexmundi.com/clocks/indicator/births/united-states. Compare the number of people born each day in the US to the numbers of other countries at https://www.indexmundi.com/clocks/indicator/births.
We just released a county comparison feature using data from the US Census Bureau. Here are a few examples:
We are currently working on a city comparison feature using data from the US Census Bureau. Here are a few examples:
We will soon be adding a city chooser so that you can choose any two cities. Stay tuned.
We are very excited to announce that the results of the surveys we have been running on the site are now available in our new Global Surveys section. We started by asking our visitors the following questions:
- How big of a problem is police corruption in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is corruption in the justice system in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is government corruption in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is drug-related crime in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is violence against women in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is air pollution in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is discrimination against women in the workplace in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is racial discrimination in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is religious discrimination in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is lack of access to quality health care in the country where you live?
- How big of a problem is lack of access to quality primary and secondary public education in the country where you live?
The answers we received have given us a new understanding about the perceptions that ordinary citizens have regarding some of the most pressing problems of our time.
We recently updated our historical commodity prices with June 2015 data. Tea and urea are among the top gainers: http://www.indexmundi.com/commodities/
The Pew Research Center released today the results of its assessment of global restrictions on religion. A team of researchers combed through multiple sources of information to record concrete reports about government policies and actions, as well as specific incidents of religious violence or intolerance by social groups. One of the outcomes of the study is the thematic map shown above, which displays the level of government restrictions on religion as of December of 2011. The level is represented by the darkness of the color. The darker the color, the higher the level of government restrictions. The map shows that the Middle East and North Africa have many countries where governments restrict religion. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Iran top the list of countries with very high government restrictions. China, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Russia also stand out due to the policies and actions of their governments.
We launched today a new state comparison section which allows you to get high-level side by side comparisons of any two states in the United States of America. The data behind the comparisons comes from the United States Census Bureau. Here are some examples of popular comparisons:
One of our visitors asked us if we had statistics on condom imports so we started looking through our trade section and found the data somewhat hidden under the category “sheath contraceptives of vulcanised rubber”. Anyway, the graph below shows the top 25 countries ranked by the value of their condom imports. You may also want to check our data on condom exports. Are you surprised by the rankings?