One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read.
85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and more than 60% of all American prison inmates are functionally illiterate There are only three countries that don’t give new mothers any paid time off work.
66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight. Americans watch 4 hours and 42 minutes of television PER DAY on average In 2011, the US trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was in 1985.
The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does. The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world. There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.
America exports more weapons to other countries than anyone else in the world.
60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”. Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.
Many other pages on this site contain opinions, hypotheses, and conclusions.
This page is just a collection of over 50 American statistics and facts. The main bias inherent on this page, is that these stats were mostly selected because they make America look bad.
But the more I added to it, the less funny it looked, and the more like a train wreck.
Sadly, like the Roman empire, America’s days appear to be numbered.