- As of July 2020, there are 332,639,102 people living in the United States.
- That states are made up of: white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9%.
- Languages spoken are: English only 78.2%, Spanish 13.4%, Chinese 1.1%, other 7.3%.
- Religions are: Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don’t know/refused 0.6%.
This graph shows the trade total, exports, and imports in the united states using the percentage of GPD from 2010-2020. From 2010 to 2020, there has been a gradual decrease for import of goods and services (% of GDP). For exported goods and services (% of GDP), there was also a slight decrease for 2010 to 2020. Finally, for total trade for (% of GPD), there was also a decrease from 2010 to 2020. Bella Simoes
This graph shows foreign direct investment inflows, net USD and percentage of GDP over 10 years, between 2010-2020.
ATTITUDES TOWARDS GLOBALIZATION
|Time of year||Very good||Somewhat good||Somewhat bad||Very bad||Don’t know|
This chart displays multiple surveys taken place to better understand the views and attitudes of American citizens. The first question asked was “What do you think about the growing trade and business ties between the US and other countries – do you think it is a very good thing, somewhat good, somewhat bad or a very bad thing for our country?” The second question that was asked was “when foreign companies buy U.S companies, does this have a very good, somewhat good, somewhat bad, or a very bad impact on our country?” and finally, “when foreign companies build new factories in the U.S, does this have a very good, somewhat good, somewhat bad, or a very bad impact on our country?”. After viewing the results related to these questions, it is clear that the majority of survey takers were in favor of any foreign companies when the U.S was going to benefit off of them. Yet when foreign companies try to benefit off of the U.S and use our resources, most are against it. Gabrielle Lirosi
This section discusses the internet access in the United States. Looking at the graph, the percentage of the United States using the internet is up to 88% from around mid 70’s from the start of the chart. As of right now, the internet is a necessity for this country and the majorities of countries. While the graph looks very underwhelming, it shows a lot more than it seems because it is out of 100% rather than virtually infinite numbers like the other line graph. The other part of the graph is looking at the secure servers in the country. With the rise of the internet becoming a necessity, there needed to be more secure servers so people who do not understand technology well so they cannot be hacked. This number will continue to rise so less people can access information for different companies. Protecting your server and your online information is an extremely important and is a high priority to a lot of companies, businesses, and even people’s personal information.
This graph shows the air transport rates which is the main form a transportation for tourists in and out of the country. The top line of the graph is the passengers carried, and you see the steady increase of the graph because of the increase in popularity in travel. If there was data for this year on all these points, there would be a dramatic decrease due to a global pandemic that is lasting most of the year. The last two points overlap each other which are registered carrier department worldwide and air transport, freight. Both are a lot smaller than the 800 million, but there is a difference between 10 million of the bottom two lines. The first one is registered carrier department worldwide which involves flights going throughout the whole world. The last one is freight, which is the amount of weight being loaded onto the aircrafts.
Percentage of Population Speaking English/ Foreign Languages
According to the Center for Immigration Studies article, “63.7 Million in the Unites States Spoke a Foreign Language at home in 2018” by Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota, 63.7 million Unites States residents including native born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants spoke a foreign language at home in 2018. Since 2010 the number at the time has doubled since. Zeigler and Camarota in the article mention a report by the Census Bureau. In table one, during 2010 there was 20.6% of share speaking a language other than English at home. The percentage had increased by 1.3% (21.9%) by 2018. Even though that percentage increase did not seem as a big change, the number of people increased from 59,542,596 people to 67,268,668 just within those 10 years (Zeigler and Camarota).
Zeigler, Karen, and Steven A. Camarota. “67.3 Million in the United States Spoke a Foreign Language at Home in 2018.” CIS.org, 29 Oct. 2019, cis.org/Report/673-Million-United-States-Spoke-Foreign-Language-Home-2018.
REPORT #2, POD 3, UNITED STATES
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: UNITED STATES
The United States is the highest country represented on the graph, which means that the GNI per Capita and Income Thresholds are greater than any other country in the world. This means that this country’s level of development is higher than any other country in the world, so it would be great for foreign investors to develop within the United States due to this domination of GNI per Capita
|GNI per capita (constant 2010 US$)||49,634.2||47,926.5||48,902.9||49,406.3||50,110.4||50,656.9||51,525.0||52,554.5||52,964.3||53,842.3||55,160.4|
|GDP (constant 2010 US$)||14,992,052,727,000.0||15,224,554,803,720.8||15,567,038,144,849.7||15,853,795,607,833.0||16,242,526,401,218.3||16,710,459,044,262.2||16,972,347,893,377.0||17,348,626,599,470.8||17,856,476,888,949.5|
This table represents the GNI per Capita (constant 2010 US$), which is an indicator of the country’s level of development. Since 2009, this country has slowly increased GNI per Capita each year, meaning that the country is developing positively every year.
Both graphs above represent GDP (constant 2010 US$) in the United States, which is an indicator of market size as a country. The data above shows that this country has been on a steady incline since 2010, and continues to increase in GDP
|GDP growth (annual %)||2.6||1.6||2.2||1.8||2.5||2.9||1.6||2.2||2.9|
Both graphs above represent GDP growth (annual %) in the United Sates, which is an indicator of market potential. The numbers shown have gone up and down over the nine-year period (2010-2018), but since 2016 there has been a steady incline for GDP growth.
(MORGAN; BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)
CONTROL OF CORRUPTION
This table represents the indicator for Control of Corruption in the united states from 2008 to 2019. It shows the number of sources, governance scale (-2.5 to 2.5), percentile rank, and the standard error. The control of corruption is the how much the public power is used for personal use. This graph shows that the control of corruption used by the United States is high. From 2008 to 2019, the average of percentile rank is averaged about 88.15% (Worldbank).
RULE OF LAW
This table above represents the indicator for the Rule of Law in the United States from 2008 to 2019. It shows the number of sources, governance scale (-2.5 to 2.5), percentile rank, and the standard error. The Rule of Law is when a country follows the rules of society. For example, following laws set in place, law enforcement, people rights, property rights, etc. The data has been consistent with from 2008 to 2019. The average percentile rank is 91.14% (Worldbank).
(BELLE; CONTROL OF CORRUPTION/RULE OF LAW)
This table shows the indicators, and the sources/rank of these over the years. Government effectiveness is what we are focused on, it captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies. This table lists the individual variables from each data source used to construct this measure in the Worldwide Governance Indicators (Worldbank).
This is the same data as the previous table, but in graph form for a better interpretation of the data provided. I included all aspects of the chart, so we can compare the Government effectiveness to other aspects of our country (Worldbank).
(GAB; GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS)
86 FREE, 33 POLITICAL RIGHTS, 53 CIVIL LIBERTIES
- Political rights score; one sentence on “In terms of political rights, this country does particularly well on all of the above on a scale of ¾ and above; this country does particularly poorly on nothing” You will get this information by skimming through the country report.
- Civil liberties score; one sentence on “In terms of civil liberties, this country does particularly well on everything else on a scale of ¾ and above; this country does particularly poorly on Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?” You will get this information by skimming through the country report.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Student 1: Morgan Micallef
- “Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)”
|Country: United States||Year||Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)|
This graph represents the percentage of prevalence of undernourishment of the population in the United States over a 10-year period between 2010 and 2019.
- “Population living in slums (% of urban population)”—no data for US; US team: do some internet research instead—may use some news articles, government, or non-profit reports on housing conditions; this may be presented in words, rather than table
The World Bank does not provide data for the percentage of Americans living in slums, but The Atlantic has reported that 40 percent of families in the US are in poverty.
Student 2: Frank
Water and sanitation
- “People using at least basic drinking water services (% of population)”
- “People using at least basic sanitation services (% of population)”
The United States have had almost perfect percentages in both categories. Sanitation has been an 100% for the last 10 years, and the drink water service is about 99.3% every year which is an extremely good rate.
Student 3: Morgan Micallef
- “Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)”
- “Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)”
|Country: United States||Year||Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)||Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)|
This graph represents the mortality rate in infants per 1,000 live births, as well as maternal mortality ration per 100,000 live births (estimated). This data is represented over a 10 year period between the years 2010 and 2019 for the United States.
Student 4: Gabrielle Lirosi
Gender equality, specifically women’s participation in decision-making
“Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%)”
- “Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people)”
Student 5: Belle Simoes
- “Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)”
|Country: United States||Year||Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)|
In the United States, unemployment decreased from 9.5% of total labor force in 2010 to 3.7% of total labor force by 2019. There was a 5.9% difference within a nine-year time span.
- “Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)”
|Country: United States||Year||Unemployment, female (% of female labor force)|
In the United States, female unemployment decreased from 8.6% of female labor force to 3.6% of female labor force by 2019. There was a 5.0% difference within a nine-year time span.
Student 6: Belle Simoes
- “Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution, age-standardized (per 100,000 population)”
|Country: United States||Year||Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution, age-standardized (per 100,000 population)|
From 2010 to 2019, the only data recorded for mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution, age-standardized per 100,000 population was in 2016. It was 17.0 per 100,000 population per population.
- “CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)”
|Country: United States||Year||CO2 Emission (metric tons per capita)|
From 2010 to 2016, the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased from 17.4 metric per capita to 15.5 metric tons per capita. Many different factors could affect the reasoning for this 1.9 metric ton per capita drop within a spam for 6 years. From 2017 to 2019, there was no data collected.
Student 7: Matt
Opportunities for specific populations
- “Share of youth not in education, employment or training, total (% of youth population)” no data for Lebanon; Lebanon team, do internet search on opportunities for youth; this may be presented in words rather than a table
- “Unemployment with advanced education (% of total labor force with advanced education)” no data for Lebanon; Lebanon team, do internet search on opportunities for individuals with advanced/higher education; this may be presented in words, rather than table