Performance Overview

THE UNITED STATES leads the way when it comes to Technology, where it is the top performer in Future Technologies and has the second-highest score in Content. Its weaker performance in the Access (29th) sub-pillar stands in stark contrast to this. The country also does very well in the Governance (4th) pillar, where it has the world’s best Regulation relevant to the network economy and is a leading country in terms of Inclusion (4th). The United States also has a high rank in the People (8th) pillar, as a result of solid performances in the sub-pillars Businesses (9th) and Governments (8th). The country’s weakest dimension relates to Impact (20th), where there is mainly room for improvement in the Quality of Life (40th) and SDG Contribution (35th) sub-pillars.

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
USA
Country
United States
Score
80.32
Rank
8
Technology
87.32
People
73.59
Governance
88.74
Impact
71.65
1. Mobile tariffs 60.72 70
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 85.02 4
3. Households with internet acccess 82.76 36
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.80 12
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 87.49 37
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 72.67 34
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. Digital participation n/a n/a
2. Mobile apps development 75.12 38
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 84.82 41
1. Availability of latest technologies 75.12 32
2. Company investment in emerging technology 87.66 20
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 79.32 34
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 54.32 53
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 64.44 43
6. Robot density 87.21 87
1. Medium and high-tech industry 61.01 16
2. High-tech exports 35.80 22
3. PCT patent applications 46.73 11
4. Labour productivity per employee 76.94 7
1. Happiness 79.68 21
2. Freedom to make life choices 68.55 61
3. Income inequality 56.58 79
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 71.79 37
1. Access to basic services 99.50 20
2. Pollution 98.12 9
3. Road safety 69.69 51
4. Reading proficiency in schools 96.84 16
5. Maths proficiency in schools 79.94 15
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100.00 1
1. Internet users 86.21 24
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 55.93 7
3. Use of virtual social networks 69.85 27
5. Tertiary enrolment 64.33 8
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills n/a n/a
1. Firms with website 70.42 30
2. Internet shopping 90.33 7
3. Professionals 58.16 15
4. Technicians and associate professionals 61.88 24
5. Extent of staff training 97.05 2
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 51.98 8
1. Government online services 98.46 2
2. Publication and use of open data 81.62 4
3.ICT use and government efficiency 82.23 9
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 57.85 19
1. Rule of law 86.48 19
2. Software piracy rate 100.00 1
3. Secure Internet servers 94.65 6
4. Cybersecurity 99.45 2
5. Online trust and safety 47.64 68
1. Regulatory quality 86.17 16
2. Ease of doing business 95.10 6
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 100.00 1
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Social safety net protection 88.02 11
6. ICT regulatory environment 89.77 34
1. E-Participation 98.08 5
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 79.64 40
3. Availability of local online content 97.91 3
4. Gender gap in internet use n/a n/a
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 73.90 40