The United States has long drawn immigrants from Latin America. This is often due to the lack of economic opportunity in their home countries. We wonder: Which of the following Central or South American countries has the lowest median income?
Offshore tax avoidance or evasion is nearly the exclusive preserve of the global elite. Eighty percent of all offshore wealth belongs to the top 0.1% of earners worldwide, while 50% belongs to the even smaller group of the top 0.01%. We wonder: Which set of countries has more than half of its GDP in offshore tax havens?
A. Russia, China and India
B. United States and Mexico
C. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK
D. United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Continue reading →
Voter participation rates vary widely. Among developed countries, they range from under 40% (Switzerland) to a level of nearly 90% (Belgium). We wonder: Which of the following countries had the highest voter turnout in its most recent national election?
Donald Trump is adamantly pursuing a strategy focused on economic nationalism. He proclaims that foreign countries “continue putting up barriers in front of our exports” and that it is “very hard to export to their countries.” We wonder: Among the four major countries below, can you name the one country that does not rank as one of top three export markets for U.S. goods?
International migration flows are a topic of hot debate, especially in Europe and the United States, the major receiving countries. But what about the perspective of the emigration countries? Specifically, we wonder: In absolute numbers, which country has more of its native-born citizens living abroad than any other?
Freedom in the 21st century relies upon an independent media that is diverse enough and unconsolidated enough to report a range of news and present various perspectives. It must be able to do so without interference, censorship or threats from business, government or non-state actors. We wonder: Which G-20 country performs worst when it comes to freedom of the press?
The United States leads world in being the home country of billionaires. Among the global Top 10, eight are Americans – including the richest. Only the second and fourth spots are held by non-Americans. We wonder: Which nation is home to the second-richest person?
The end of the U.S. Civil War, now exactly 150 years ago, meant freedom for four million slaves in the American South. Remarkably, slavery in its modern form — human trafficking, forced labor and forced marriages — continues to exist throughout the world. We wonder: Which country today has the largest number of unfree people?
From news stories about a U.S. manufacturing renaissance to the official launch of negotiations for a new transatlantic trade deal in July 2013, there is renewed attention on U.S. exports. We wonder: Which of these nations is currently not one of the three largest markets for U.S. goods exports?