Special Report

50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

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36. America is connected

An estimated 96% of Americans use the internet, compared with about 54% of the global population.

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37. Generosity

The U.S. is one of the most generous nations in the world, trailing only Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand, according to the 2018 World Giving Index – published annually by international nonprofit organization Charities Aid Foundation.

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38. Plenty of coastline

The U.S. has about 12,380 miles of coastline, more than all but eight other countries worldwide.

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39. Home of the world’s largest private sector employer

Founded in Arkansas in 1962, Walmart is the world’s largest private-sector employer, providing 2.2 million jobs.

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40. Manhattan’s Chinatown

Manhattan’s Chinatown is home to more Chinese residents than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere.