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Culture Stats: compare key data on Germany & United States

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STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 12.81
Ranked 23th. 36% more than United States
9.44
Ranked 57th.
Food and drink > Beer consumption 8.79 billion L
Ranked 5th.
24.14 billion L
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany
Food and drink > Cheese consumption per capita per year 22.9 kg
Ranked 4th. 52% more than United States
15.1 kg
Ranked 14th.
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date November 22, 1971 May 15, 1940
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet location Munich San Bernardino , California
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet notes First outlet in West Germany : outlets in the former East Germany opened in 1991. See McDonald's Germany See McDonalds Annual Report
Happy Planet Index 47.2
Ranked 46th. 54% more than United States
30.7
Ranked 114th.

Hobbies > Homebrewing legality Legal . 200 litres of beer per household per year may be produced without taxation, but notification of the local customs office is necessary. Larger quantities are taxed according to law. Legal in all states. Individual states remain free to restrict or prohibit the manufacture of beer, mead, hard cider, wine and other fermented alcoholic beverages at home. Until 2013, Alabama and Mississippi were the only states with laws prohibiting the homebrewing of beer. Alabama and Mississippi both legalized home brewing in their respective 2013 legislative sessions. Although all state governments have legalized homebrewing, some states retain local options that permit local governments to make homebrewing illegal under municipal law. Alaska in one such state where the local option is currently exercised.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Negative view of China 67%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
67%
Ranked 4th.
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws All / 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 1969 (since 1968 in East Germany ) UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption / Biological or successive step-child adoption only (full joint adoption proposed) / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage No (proposed) / 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 1,045
Ranked 45th. 2% more than United States
1,028
Ranked 51st.
World Heritage Sites 35
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
8
Ranked 24th.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Positive view of China 13%
Ranked 24th.
23%
Ranked 22nd. 77% more than Germany
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,968
Ranked 21st. 1% more than United States
1,952
Ranked 13th.
Arts > Fine art exports 860.25 million
Ranked 5th.
6.34 billion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Germany
Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita 247.24 kg
Ranked 17th.
253.8 kg
Ranked 16th. 3% more than Germany
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes Struggled to reach 12 stores by 1995. 90 outlets by 2012. First franchise in Salt Lake City , Utah in 1952
Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned Unrestricted (some states, including New York and Vermont, have considered bills to make the practice illegal)
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 6.22
Ranked 7th. 39% more than United States
4.47
Ranked 23th.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Neutral view of China 20%
Ranked 11th. Twice as much as United States
10%
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 11.99
Ranked 7th. 39% more than United States
8.61
Ranked 33th.
Arts > Fine art exports per capita 10.52
Ranked 5th.
20.51
Ranked 3rd. 95% more than Germany
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Net sentiment towards China -54%
Ranked 24th. 26% more than United States
-43%
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 1
Ranked 94th. The same as United States
1
Ranked 100th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 2.3
Ranked 51st.
2.65
Ranked 42nd. 15% more than Germany
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 3.15
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than United States
1.36
Ranked 48th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.0
Ranked 112th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 11.81
Ranked 13th. 40% more than United States
8.44
Ranked 43th.
Smoking > Tobacco vending machine legal status Sales prohibited to under 18s. Machines contain an electronic bank card/ID card reader to verify age of buyer. 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.; Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country in 2012, Kirin Holdings Company. Table 3.; 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); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Homebrewing (Legality); Wikipedia: Sinophobia (Region-based Sinophobia); 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://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/country-rating-poll.pdf, June 2014. p. 37.; Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Africa); 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: 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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