We can be happy and rest easier that we do not show up on this graph. Interestingly, the US extends from the tropics (Southern Florida and Hawaii) to the Arctic Circle (Alaska). So variety of weather is not what keeps us off the list. Also of interest, most of these nations are in warmer climates.
Here is yet another analysis that we can be happy and rest easier because we do not show up on the graph. Also of interest is that every nation below is heavily populated with Muslims and radical Muslims perpetrate the greatest number of terror attacks. So what’s up with that?
And yet another list that we can be happy and rest easier because we came in dead last (no pun intended). I must admit some surprise at the “winner.”
The graph below illustrates the response to the following question: “Is a system of government where a strong leader can make decisions without interference good or bad?” Do you think the 22% percent of Americans that think it’s “good” are Republicans or Democrats? Generally, Republicans favor weak central government while Democrats are OK with strong central government, but I’m not sure the question sorts that out.
Identity politics, anyone? The problem for the Democrats (still sticking with “identity politics” despite their stunning losses under Obama – the “king of identity politics”) is that second and third generation immigrants do not necessarily think like the parents and grandparents. The graph shows at least 6 generations.
Come on, Republicans! Get that tax bill across the finish line so we can repatriate all these billions!
We are basically tied for number one (5.86 versus 5.85). One must admire Switzerland. Lot’s of guns (the Small Arms Survey of 2016 placed Swiss gun ownership per capita at 24.45%)… stayed out of the World Wars… However, relevant to this graph, Switzerland has a population of 8.4 million. The greater New York City area has a larger population than Switzerland. So WE WIN!