Coronavirus Data

We recently launched a new section focused on presenting data about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The section is updated daily. It includes reported cases and deaths for the entire world as well as for every country that has been affected. We will update the section over time, adding charts and visualizations that should help visitors understand the evolution and impact of the pandemic.

How many people die a day in the US?

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.

Note: The numbers in this post were estimated without taking into account the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The net effect of the pandemic on the average number of deaths in the US will not be clear until some time in the future. Today (December 10, 2020), 3124 deaths were reported due to COVID-19, which is close to 41.9% of the normal number of daily deaths; however, it is possible that deaths due to other causes may have decreased because of widespread social distancing, quarantine, and stay-at-home measures. On the other hand, there may also be an increase in the number of deaths that could have been prevented if medical resources were not focused on COVID-19 patients. For more information about COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US, visit our coronavirus section.

If you want to compare the total number of deaths in the US between 2020 and previous years, we recommend our US deaths dashboard.

How many babies are born each second in the US?

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.

IndexMundi Global Surveys

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.

How African Countries Compare to One Another

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The African continent is home to 54 countries ranging from prosperous ones to countries that are plagued by violence and extreme poverty.

The chart above shows how African countries compare with one another, taking into account different indicators such as human rights, education, the state of the economy, political stability, the diversity and size of its population, and access to healthcare.

Countries with the highest score (best) include Mauritius, South Africa, and Seychelles. Countries with the lowest score (worst) include Somalia and Chad. In between these two extremes there are a wide range of countries performing well in some areas, and not so well in others.

Source: PolicyMic: This Awesome Interactive Map Will Make You Think Twice About Africa