Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve put together several charts that show why, despite all of our problems, we’re the greatest country on this planet.
Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.
America's economy is so large that the economies of individual states are big enough on their own to be comparable to major countries.
While we were hit hard by the financial crisis and the Great Recession, our economy's been getting better for years.
Seven of the ten largest companies in the world by market capitalisation, and all of the top five companies, are American.
We're an incredibly diverse and welcoming nation. In 2014, a majority of young American children were non-white.
People come from everywhere to live here. This can be seen in the diversity of languages spoken in the US.
Looking just at New York City, there's a huge diversity of languages. Here's the most commonly spoken language in each NYC neighbourhood other than English and Spanish.
While the baby boomers are starting to retire, the US has a younger population than most other OECD nations, and we have a better demographic outlook than much of the rest of the developed world.
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