Daily chart: world peace. This global peace index produced by The Institute for Economics and Peace, a think-tank, is composed of 23 indicators ranging from murder rates to weapons imports to conflicts being fought. It throws up some surprising results, such as that China was more “peaceful” than America in 2007.
With something like this, it’s always important to examine methodology, but this chart does reinforce one familiar, conventional wisdom — the agreeability of our Canadian neighbors to the north! Click here to really get in and tinker with this (you can see more precise breakdowns of the factors taken into account, and even isolate individual ones).