(measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Social globalization index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 72.42 points with a minimum of 60.91 points in 1970 and a maximum of 85.87 points in 2017.
The latest value from 2017 is 85.87 points. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 201
countries is 65.01 points.
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The KOF Social Globalization Index for the USA and other countries has three dimensions. First, it reflects the extent of personal contacts across borders via travel, migration, remittances, and other means. Second, it measures the information flow between the USA and the rest of the world in terms of telecommunications through television, internet, mail, and other channels. Third, the index reflects the cultural proximity of a country to other countries via the access to international movies, music, and other media. Various measures for these indicators are compiled into one overall "social globalization" index for the USA. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
Definition: Social globalization has three dimensions: personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity. The sub-index on personal contacts includes international telecom traffic, degree of tourism, transfers, foreign population, and number of international letters. The sub-index on information flows includes number of internet users, share of households with a television set, and trade in newspapers. The sub-index on cultural proximity includes trade in books and number of McDonald’s restaurants and Ikea located in a country.