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.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.One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards. Americans purchase, on average, 64 items of clothing per person each year. More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.There are 313 million people living in the United States. There are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.Number one in mass shootings – there were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870 The U. is rated worst in healthcare quality among developed countries, although US care is the most expensive.A coronary bypass in the US costs 50 percent more than it would in Canada, Australia, and France, and 100% more than in Germany.
Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.America has the highest percentage of one person households.There are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the U. Americans spend more money on elections than anyone else does in the world by a wide margin More is spent on prescription drug advertising in America than anywhere else in the world.Pick any year since 1776 and there is a 91% chance that America was involved in a war during that year. adults are working in jobs that pay poverty-level wages.60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”. Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.