I like this chart for clarity and simplicity. (Removing the decimal from the data would improve it.) The U.S. and her special partner stand out as countries with the highest outside ownership of corporate shares.
So far, so good.
Until I scanned the article itself, which startled and started with:
It turns out that most American investors are not xenophobic... Shareholders in the United States have been criticized as harboring "home bias" -- allocating far less to foreign stocks than they would if they did not let familiarity, patriotism and national loyalties stand in the way.
The dots don't connect, notwithstanding the academic references contained. The chart shows how much U.S. stocks are owned by outsiders (which includes some foreigners but also many U.S. investors). What has this to do with how much money U.S. investors spend on foreign stocks?
Even a good chart can't save a poor story.
Reference: "Investors without Borders", New York Times, Aug 27, 2006