Here are some statistics that demonstrate what a diverse and eccentric set of people Americans are. S ome of bizarre beliefs, as well as how much rubbish we generate.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency's most recent 2012 statistics, every single American discards approximately 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms) of garbage every single day.
According to the Energy Information Administration, 529 quadrillion British thermal units of energy were consumed globally in 2012.
Despite the fact that a large majority of American citizens (74%) believe in a deity, this percentage has decreased from 82% in 2005, according to a 2013 Harris Interactive poll.
Notably, the same Harris poll revealed that 42% of Americans, 26% of Americans believe in witches, and 24% of Americans believe in reincarnation.
In the meantime, 7% of Americans, according to a 2013 Public Policy Polling survey, think the moon landing was a hoax.
Our subpar education statistics when compared to other nations may be a major factor in why so many Americans hold dubious beliefs.
The US leads the world in scientific publishing despite having mediocre education rankings.
Speaking about life expectancy, the United States is ranked around 40th globally by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations and other organizations.
The United States continues to be the world's most overweight nation, according to a 2014 study published in the journal The Lancet.
According to the most recent World Bank statistics, which was gathered in 2010, residents in extremely wealthy Qatar have access to the most doctors in the world (7.7 per 1,000 people, which is the highest rate globally).