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
78.91
Rank
8
Technology
82.88
People
74.59
Governance
86.23
Impact
71.96
1. Mobile tariffs 60.72 70
2. Handset prices 85.02 4
3. Households with internet acccess 83.80 36
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.80 12
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 87.49 38
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 72.69 35
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. GitHub commits 71.54 8
2. Wikipedia edits 72.47 34
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 94.51 6
1. Availability of latest technologies 99.75 2
2. Company investment in emerging technology 100.00 1
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 79.30 7
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 100.00 1
5. Robot density 64.06 8
1. Medium and high-tech industry 61.01 16
2. High-tech exports 36.18 23
3. PCT patent applications 46.46 11
4. Labour productivity per employee 84.69 4
5. Prevalence of gig economy 100.00 1
1. Happiness 83.55 18
2. Freedom to make life choices 78.40 58
3. Income inequality 55.67 84
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 74.10 38
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 91.80 10
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 57.51 36
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 82.48 28
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 73.05 84
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 81.56 34
1. Internet users 87.23 24
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 56.29 7
3. Use of virtual social networks 70.10 24
5. Tertiary enrolment 64.33 8
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 85.19 12
1. Firms with website 73.55 32
2. Ease of doing business 95.10 6
3. Professionals 54.97 16
4. Technicians and associate professionals 61.60 24
5. Business use of digital tools 100.00 1
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 52.08 8
1. Government online services 94.55 7
2. Publication and use of open data 81.62 4
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 78.86 7
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 58.04 21
1. Secure Internet servers 93.58 3
2. Cybersecurity 99.46 2
3. Online access to financial account 84.40 7
4. Internet shopping 90.33 7
1. Regulatory quality 86.17 16
2. ICT regulatory environment 89.77 35
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 88.10 3
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 35.82 63
1. E-Participation 100.00 1
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 79.64 40
3. Availability of local online content 93.52 6
4. Gender gap in internet use n/a n/a
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 73.90 41

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