Shaming Isn't Always The Way To Get Results, But This Is Pathetic. C'mon Australia! C'mon U.S.!

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Is this chart upside down? Australia, land of the sun, not in the lead? But here in the U.S., we don't have too much to gloat about either.

Please note: Some of these numbers are already a bit out of date (Japan is at 6.6%). I mean, it IS a race, after all.

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