The 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean region of Pyeongchang might set a few records of its own.
With more than 2 million people behind bars, the United States has the world's largest prison population. It also has the second-highest rate of incarceration.
This is how the G8 leading economies have ranked through the years in terms of GDP.
The United States is home to the most billionaires, but China is quickly catching up.
Russians are more hopeful than five years ago, but also expect tensions in 2018.
In the past decade, attackers have targeted aid workers in Afghanistan more than in any other place in the world.
Among corruption, abortion, and homosexuality, younger Ukrainians are least tolerant of same-sex couples.
When asked which language young Ukrainians (aged 14 to 29)
speak with their families, this is what they answered:
Kosovars and Albanians voiced the highest approval of U.S. leadership, while Norwegians expressed the greatest disapproval. Here's where other countries lie on the spectrum.
Interest in U.S. news is highest in Canada, lowest in countries of South America.
Sweden has the most generous offer for migrants who agree to return home. Here's how other European countries compare.
Considerably more Russians called extramarital affairs, gay sex, and abortion "reprehensible" in 2017 than 20 years ago.