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Ranking America

United States ranking


Ranking America.

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

Chart from ICPS

National Satisfaction

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.

Chart from Pew

Health care efficiency

According to, 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. <>.