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What The World Gets Wrong About America

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The United States is a huge and diverse country, so accurate generalizations are really hard to come by.

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More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese
TIME – http://time.com/3929990/americans-overweight-obese/
“The new data show Americans’ waistlines have continued to grow over the last 20 years, the study authors write. People who are overweight or obese are also at a greater risk of other chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, the estimated yearly medical costs of obesity in the U.S. reached $147 billion in 2008, the latest data available.”

Are Americans Really So Rude?
The Daily Beast – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/03/are-americans-really-so-rude.html
“Rod Dreher writes a post on preparing his children to go to France by researching local customs; naturally, the comments section fills up with complaints about how rude Americans abroad are. I haven’t been contrarian for oh, at least 18 hours, so let me make a counterargument: Americans aren’t any ruder than any other group. They’re just more numerous.”

New Poll: How Many Americans Are Conservative, Liberal?
The Daily Signal – http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/09/new-poll-many-americans-conservative-liberal/
“Conservatives maintained their stronghold on America’s political leanings this past year, outnumbering those who identify as liberals and moderates in 2014.”

In U.S., 77% Identify as Christian
Gallup – http://www.gallup.com/poll/159548/identify-christian.aspx
“The large majority of Americans — 77% of the adult population — identify with a Christian religion, including 52% who are Protestants or some other non-Catholic Christian religion, 23% who are Catholic, and 2% who affiliate with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another 18% of Americans do not have an explicit religious identity and 5% identify with a non-Christian religion.”

America’s Changing Religious Landscape
Pew Research Center – http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/
“The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center.”

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