USA: Social globalization

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 USA

Social globalization index (0-100)

 Latest value 85.00
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 73.45
 Min - Max 60.91 - 86.91
 Source The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 73.45 points with a minimum of 60.91 points in 1970 and a maximum of 86.91 points in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 85 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 190 countries is 63.67 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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. More information and the original data can be obtained here.

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