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States like West Virginia and Iowa are among the leaders in terms of the percentage of Americans owning their own homes.

Home Ownership Rate by State

In some US states, low population densities and costs of living cause high rates of home ownership.

December 29, 2015 17:51

Government spending on education is one of the main factors involved in the nearly 100% literacy rates of countries like Finland.

List of Countries By Literacy Rate

The rate of literacy refers to the ability to sufficiently read and write. Many factors, such as accessibility and quality of education, can contribute to these rates.

December 22, 2015 11:54

Scenic landscapes and climate are significant factors in driving motorcycle registrations in a given US state, along with total population, accessibility, and economy.

The Number Of Motorcycles By State

For many, America means freedom, and freedom means motorcycles. Populous states like California lead the way in motorcycle usage.

December 21, 2015 17:30

There are no fewer than four burglaries in the United States every minute, or one burglary every 15 seconds.

Burglary Rate By State

According to recent statistics, the United States has one of the highest absolute totals for annual burglaries in the world. Certain areas, however, feel the effects of burglary far worse than others.

December 18, 2015 10:58

One out of every five cars stolen in Washington State is done using a key left in the car by its own owner.

States With The Highest Vehicle Theft Rate

Washington, the United States’ 18th largest and 13th most populated state, bears the troubling distinction of having the highest rate of motor vehicle thefts.

December 15, 2015 12:37

Political violence, economic issues, and a low number of mandatory years of education cause several countries on the African continent to suffer from dismal rates of secondary school enrollment.

Lowest Secondary School Enrollments In The World

Over the years, several reports have indicated a wide gap between enrollment in primary and in secondary school among nations globally. This is particularly true among impoverished and war-torn countries on the African continent.

December 14, 2015 17:46

The vaccination of young children between the ages of 12 and 23 months is the most reliable method for ensuring the ultimate elimination of otherwise deadly transmittable diseases such as measles.

Measle Vaccination Rates By Country

The immunization of children from measles infections is one of the most important ways for countries to prevent the spread of the virus, but some countries have faced serious issues in ensuring the vaccination of their youth.

December 14, 2015 16:56

A lack of basic education in countries like South Sudan and Chad create serious related issues, such as illiteracy, discrimination, and a lack of economic opportunity.

Countries With The Lowest Primary Graduation Rates

In much of the developed world, secondary school and university graduations are landmark achievements. In other countries, however, even completing primary school is considered no small task.

December 11, 2015 12:25

Countries vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 24 months have had a major impact in eliminating these preventable diseases altogether.

DPT Immunization Rates by Country

We look at the countries demonstrating the ability to most effectively provide immunizations against diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus to children before they reach two years of age.

December 11, 2015 10:44

With roughly 84% of its citizens remaining rural, Uganda has one of the highest agricultural populations in both Africa and the world.

Rural Population By Country

Despite the global trend towards urbanization, the availability of agricultural work and levels of industrialization help explain why countries like Burundi and Nepal have remained largely rural.

December 10, 2015 14:35

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