The Measure of America Quiz

How sensitive are you to the factors that shape the quality of life for average Americans? Take this two-part quiz to determine your Human Development Sensitivity Index. Part I unpacks the human development index. Part II concerns the data contained in The Measure of America, America’s first-ever human development report.

PART I: The Building Blocksicons

The American Human Development Index gives equal weight to three components: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Test your knowledge of how U.S. citizens fare on each of these indicators as compared to citizens of other countries.


PART II: Key Findings

The Measure of America disaggregates data on well-being for Americans by state and congressional district, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. Can you guess what sorts of differences exist across the nation and among various groups?