Culture of United States
People in United States speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of United States is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for United States is 0.5647. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 82.4% of United States's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of United States. The rate of urbanization in United States is considered to be 1.3. According to data on inbound tourists in United States, 69,768,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of United States is called 'The Star-Spangled Banner'. It was adopted in 1931. The lyrics have been written by Francis Scott Key and the music has been composed by John Stafford Smith.
The first McDonalds in United States was opened on 15 May 1940, and it was located in San Bernardino, California. At the moment United States has 14267 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 33% of the population of United States are obese.
Each year, the people of United States consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 50% beer, 17.3% wine, 32.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of United States is hamburger. Other national dishes include hot dog, fried chicken, buffalo wings, apple pie.