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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Arts > Fine art exports 5.18 billion
Ranked 2nd.
6.34 billion
Ranked 1st. 23% more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 13.37
Ranked 17th. 42% more than United States
9.44
Ranked 57th.
Food and drink > Beer consumption 4.59 billion L
Ranked 8th.
24.14 billion L
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Cheese consumption per capita per year 10.9 kg
Ranked 20th.
15.1 kg
Ranked 14th. 39% more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,965
Ranked 22nd. 1% more than United States
1,952
Ranked 13th.
Happy Planet Index 47.9
Ranked 41st. 56% more than United States
30.7
Ranked 114th.

Hobbies > Homebrewing legality Legal in unlimited quantity for domestic consumption only. Fermented products for sale must include payment of alcohol duty and registration with HM Revenue and Customs . 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 50%
Ranked 10th.
67%
Ranked 4th. 34% more than United Kingdom
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Positive view of China 37%
Ranked 12th. 61% more than United States
23%
Ranked 22nd.
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 in England and Wales since 1967 in Scotland since 1981 in Northern Ireland since 1982 UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Yes (since 2002 in England and Wales, 2009 in Scotland and 2013 in Northern Ireland) / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage / ( Since 2013 in England and Wales. Under consideration in Scotland, not in Northern Ireland ) / 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 750
Ranked 73th.
1,028
Ranked 51st. 37% more than United Kingdom
World Heritage Sites 23
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than United States
8
Ranked 24th.
Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita 241.47 kg
Ranked 20th.
253.8 kg
Ranked 16th. 5% more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes First restaurant was located in Preston, Lancashire . Currently over 800 restaurants, by far the largest amount in Europe. First franchise in Salt Lake City , Utah in 1952
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 4.93
Ranked 15th. 10% more than United States
4.47
Ranked 23th.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Neutral view of China 13%
Ranked 18th. 30% more than United States
10%
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 11.75
Ranked 8th. 36% more than United States
8.61
Ranked 33th.
Arts > Fine art exports per capita 83.15
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
20.51
Ranked 3rd.
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Net sentiment towards China -13%
Ranked 15th.
-43%
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 1.7
Ranked 68th. 70% more than United States
1
Ranked 100th.
Arts > Fine art imports 4.21 billion
Ranked 2nd.
6.2 billion
Ranked 1st. 47% more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 2.41
Ranked 49th.
2.65
Ranked 42nd. 10% more than United Kingdom
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 3.53
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than United States
1.36
Ranked 48th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.67
Ranked 30th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Arts > Fine art imports per capita 67.68
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
20.05
Ranked 4th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 11.67
Ranked 15th. 38% more than United States
8.44
Ranked 43th.

SOURCES: http://comtrade.un.org/; 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 KFC franchises (Africa); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Homebrewing (Legality); 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); Wikipedia: List of countries by milk consumption per capita ("Countries by milk consumption per capita" . "Countries by consumptions per capita" .); 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. 

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