What it has data about:
Ranking America is a site for finding information about how the U.S. compares to other countries in a variety of categories.
The U.S. ranks 1st in prisoners with 2,228,424
33% of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going” in their country. That makes the U.S. rank 19th out of forty-four countries ranked in that category.
Health care efficiency
According to Bloomberg.com, the United States has the forty-fourth most efficient health care system out of fifty-one countries ranked in that category. (Efficiency includes life expectancy and health care costs per capita.)
Time Period: 2008-2015
what geographical area it covers: national
for which of Factistan’s issues it has relevant data: you will be able to find information relevant to a vast majority of Factistan’s issues such as, social, crime, economic, environment, health and much more!
who collected it: Mark Rice
how they collected it: the site does not specifically state how the data was collected, but with each piece of information there is a website to where the data was collected.
how they present it: the site uses several visualizations to show the data, such as graphs, charts and more.
how to use the web: when you first go on the site there will be various graphs and charts about some of the categories from the site. At the top of the page there is a tab that says “How does the United States rank…”, this will show you every category/topic on the site.
how to cite the data source: Rice, Mark. “Ranking America.” Ranking America. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017. <https://rankingamerica.wordpress.com/>.