Excerpts from media coverage of our annual Inclusiveness Index report can be found below.
"The US is much less inclusive than it was two years ago. Here's why"
Dec. 30, 2018
The biggest reason the US is consistently ranked as less inclusive than countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom is the number of people in the US held in prisons and jails, said Stephen Menendian, an author of the report and assistant director of the Haas Institute.
The US has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. For every 100,000 people in the US, approximately 655 of them were behind bars, according to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Another factor dragging the US down is the Trump administration's refugee and immigration policies, according to the Haas Institute's report. "It shouldn't be surprising for people who are paying attention to the headlines," said Menendian.