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Culture Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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STAT France United States HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 13.66
Ranked 15th. 45% more than United States
9.44
Ranked 57th.
Food and drink > Cheese consumption per capita per year 26.3 kg
Ranked 1st. 74% more than United States
15.1 kg
Ranked 14th.
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date June 30, 1972 May 15, 1940
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet location Creteil San Bernardino , California
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet notes First outlet in Creteil in 1972 even though McDonald's officially recognizes the first outlet in Strasbourg in 1979. See McDonald's France . See McDonalds Annual Report
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 2,001
Ranked 9th. 3% more than United States
1,952
Ranked 13th.
Happy Planet Index 46.5
Ranked 50th. 51% more than United States
30.7
Ranked 114th.

Sentiments towards other countries > China > Negative view of China 68%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
67%
Ranked 4th.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Positive view of China 25%
Ranked 20th. 9% more than United States
23%
Ranked 22nd.
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws Some / No federal protections. Varying protections in 21 states. Included in the federal hate crimes law since 2009. See Matthew Shepard Act
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal since 1791 UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Yes (since 2013) / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage Yes (since 2013) / Varies by state, recognized by federal gov't . (Legal in California , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Illinois , Iowa , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Minnesota , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , Rhode Island , Vermont , Washington , Eight Native American Tribal Jurisdictions and the District of Columbia ; recognized in Oregon and Kentucky )
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 854
Ranked 59th.
1,028
Ranked 51st. 20% more than France
World Heritage Sites 34
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United States
8
Ranked 24th.
Arts > Fine art exports 959.77 million
Ranked 4th.
6.34 billion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than France
Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita 260.48 kg
Ranked 14th. 3% more than United States
253.8 kg
Ranked 16th.
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes Opened in 1991, but all seven stores were closed by 1992. Returned in 2001, with 156 stores by 2013. First franchise in Salt Lake City , Utah in 1952
Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned, except tail-docking Unrestricted (some states, including New York and Vermont, have considered bills to make the practice illegal)
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 2.31
Ranked 63th.
4.47
Ranked 23th. 94% more than France
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Neutral view of China 7%
Ranked 24th.
10%
Ranked 22nd. 43% more than France
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 11.43
Ranked 14th. 33% more than United States
8.61
Ranked 33th.
Arts > Fine art exports per capita 14.76
Ranked 4th.
20.51
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than France
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Net sentiment towards China -43%
Ranked 21st. The same as United States
-43%
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 0.36
Ranked 157th.
1
Ranked 100th. 3 times more than France
Arts > Fine art imports 562.11 million
Ranked 5th.
6.2 billion
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than France
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 2.62
Ranked 43th.
2.65
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than France
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 8.14
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than United States
1.36
Ranked 48th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.17
Ranked 55th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Arts > Fine art imports per capita 8.64
Ranked 5th.
20.05
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than France
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 13.3
Ranked 5th. 58% more than United States
8.44
Ranked 43th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Standard drink size 12 g
Ranked 6th.
14 g
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than France
Smoking > Tobacco vending machine legal status Banned url= http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-03-19/pdf/2010-6087.pdf|title= Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents|author= |date= 19 March 2011

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Wikipedia: Cheese (Total cheese consumption per capita per year) ("Total and Retail Cheese Consumption – Kilograms per Capita" . Canadian Dairy Information Centre . Retrieved 2013-05-20 ., , Cidilait, ''Le fromage'', Cheese Consumption Continues to Rise); Wikipedia: List of countries with McDonald's restaurants (Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet); Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Africa); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Sinophobia (Region-based Sinophobia); http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/country-rating-poll.pdf, June 2014. p. 37.; Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Australasia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Europe); Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites); http://comtrade.un.org/; Wikipedia: List of countries by milk consumption per capita ("Countries by milk consumption per capita" . "Countries by consumptions per capita" .); Wikipedia: Cropping (animal) (Status by country); World Health Organization. Source tables; http://comtrade.un.org/. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. ; Wikipedia: Standard drink (Standard drinks as defined by various countries) (ICAP Report 5 - "What is a 'standard drink'". URL: [1] . Accessed on June 19, 2008.); Wikipedia: Cigarette machine (Tobacco vending machine prevalence by country) ("Japanese smokers to face age test" . BBC . 2008-12-06 . Retrieved 2008-03-07 .)

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