31 Charts That Will Make You Proud To Be An American


Whoever said it was halftime in America clearly didn’t do their homework.

America is still totally awesome.

On a whole range of things, from our wealth, to our innovation, to our people, it’s hard to beat America.

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We created the world's largest companies, whether by profits...

Source: Forbes

Or market cap.

And we have the world's largest employers, both public and private.

Source: BBC

Those employees also happen to be the most productive on Earth.

We still lead the word in R&D expenditures

We lead in value-added of our high-tech industries.

We have the smallest public sector of any industrialized nation as a per cent of GDP.

Source: OECD

And everyone still craves the greenback.

Source: IMF

We have the best overall universities in the world...

And we've produced the most Nobel Prize winners.

We also publish the most scientific articles.

We own the most Olympic gold medals by a single athlete.

Source: Wikipedia

And the most Olympic medals of all time.

Source: Wikipedia

Of course, we have the largest GDP.

And our GDP per capita remains strong.

We have the world's busiest airport.

And the most airports overall.

We've also got the biggest airlines.

We take in the most immigrants.

Source: UN

And take in the second-most refugees.

We see the world, and spend when we do.

Source: Google Public Data

We build the largest cruise ships.

Source: Wikipedia

Yet we still enjoy the cheapest gas...

...And diesel fuel.

Even so, we've surpassed the Russians in natural gas production.

Source: BP

We've built more railroad than anyone else.

And we built the most roads.

We created the most visited websites of all time.

Trade balance in knowledge-intensive services. The US is exporting the most intellectual capacity.

Source: NSF

Non-residents file the most patents with us.

Source: Google Public Data

And we own the most trademarks.

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