Technology adoption in US households (1958-2019)

Americans love technology and have been adopting it rapidly. It took more than 60 years for 80% of US households to have a car – but just eight years for the same proportion to own a mobile phone

US national health expenditures (percent of GDP)

Americans spend an astonishing 17% of GDP on healthcare – around twice as much per head as most European countries. With public services patchy, more than half of this is spent in the private sector

Firearms owned per 100 people (2021)

Protected by the constitution, there are more guns than people in the US, with a ratio more than three times greater than any other country. It’s a likely explanation for why the US homicide rate is seven times higher than Western Europe’s