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.

IndexMundi Sponsors School Science Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina

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We are very happy to announce that IndexMundi is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Science Fair.

For details, please read the press release: Empowered Benefits Scholars Academy Science Fair – Tuesday, January 21st

 

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

 

How Americans Spent Money in 2012

 

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Housing, food, transportation, and clothing account for an estimated 66% of income spent for an average American household in 2012.

According to The Atlantic, housing, food and clothing account for more than 60% of expenses for the poor. Basically, most of their income is spent is covering basic needs and not much, or none, is left for savings. The rich, by contrast, have a larger margin that can be spent in entertainment, insurance, and savings.

Source: The Atlantic: Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

 

The Most Expensive Office Locations by Country

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Expensive office locations around the world share similar characteristics: they are located in premier trade and financial centers, they are sites for corporate headquarters, they are located in areas where property availability is scarce and therefore expensive, and they are located close to their most wealthy customers.

As we can see in the map above, the most expensive office spaces are located in Europe, Asia and the United States. London’s St. James area leads as the most expensive location for office space. London is followed by Hong Kong’s Central area, Beijing’s Finance Street, Geneva’s Rue du Rhône, and Silicon Valley’s Menlo Park.

Source: LinkedIn: Paying the Rent: The World’s 12 Most Expensive Office Locations

 

Things Each Country Leads the World In

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Each country leads the world in different things, from good to bad things to awkward ones.

According to the map above, France leads the world in tourism, India in making movies, Saudi Arabia in oil reserves, the United States in producing Nobel laureates, Greece in olive oil consumption, Switzerland in the rate of employment, Norway in democracy, Brazil in FIFA world cup titles, and Costa Rica in happiness, to name a few.

Other countries lead in not so positive things. For example, Russia leads in the number of nuclear warheads, China in carbon emissions, Afghanistan in opium production, North Korea in censorship, and Yemen in gender inequality.

Among the awkward we find Venezuela leading in the number of miss universe titles, Argentina in exporting soccer players, Netherlands in the tallest people, Iran in the highest brain drain, Sweden in atheism, and Mexico in lightning strikes.

Source: Policy Mic: This Map Shows the Weird Things Each Country Leads the World In