Raw Data: US Life Expectancy Compared to Canada

Life expectancy in the US has been a little lower than in Canada for a long time—probably due to the racial composition of the US population—but over the last four decades it’s dropped steadily and dramatically. Among whites, who used to live a little longer than Canadians, the drop has been even bigger. Today, the average American lives only 96 percent as long as the average Canadian. Draw your own conclusions.

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