Global Entrepreneurship Index 2018

Ecuador has the world's highest share of nascent entrepreneurs per capita at about 30 percent of the population. This measure is known as total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA). But, does this mean that Ecuador is more entrepreneurial than the United States, which has a TEA of only 14 percent? The answer depends on how we define “entrepreneur”.

Household Debt in the US

The household debt balance in the United States reached a new all-time high of $13.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest report from the Center for Microeconomic Data of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. US household debt has risen continuously since 2013, now constituting 67 percent of US GDP and exceeding the 2008 pre-crisis level by nearly $475 billion.

Top 100 Countries by Game Revenues

According to the American Time Use Survey, Americans spend an average of 15 minutes daily playing games. That’s more time than Americans spend walking, grocery shopping, or managing their finances.

South Korea a Welcoming Locale for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games XXIII in the Republic of Korea will kick off tomorrow, February 9th, 2018. The fact that the Olympic Committee selected South Korea to host along with the rapidly growing number of international tourist arrivals to the country in recent years suggests that South Korea is a safe and hospitable destination. But, what does the data tell us?

The World's Nuclear Forces

Nine countries in the world are nuclear-capable: China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As of January 2017, these nuclear powers possessed approximately 14,935 nuclear weapons, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen

Back in early 2016, Yemen ranked third globally for the number of reported cases of cholera, a disease all too common in developing countries with poor access to reliable water and sanitation facilities. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that, with proper treatment, can be cured in 99 percent of cases; without treatment, it can kill within hours. By October 2016, the disease moved into the headlines in war-torn Yemen as the first wave of one of the worst cholera outbreaks in modern history began.

Viz of the Day: The Best of 2017

Everybody remembers something special that took place in expiring 2017 year. But also there were things which worried many people across the world. Today, we suggest you recall the most notable stories which the data told us in 2017 by looking at the most popular Viz of the Day's of 2017.

#1 - The 2017 Global Peace Index

The US slipped 11 places in the 2017 ranking by Global Peace Index since the previous year to become less peaceful than Brazil, Belarus, and Cambodia and making North America see the largest deterioration of peacefulness among all world's regions. However, 6 of 9 regions became more peaceful in 2016 so that the world as a whole became a bit more peaceful in average. More