The Human Truth Foundation

Bermuda

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#bermuda

Bermuda
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
CapitalHamilton
Land Area 50km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesBM, BMU, 602
Internet Domain.bm3
CurrencyDollar (BMD)4
Telephone+5

1. Overview

Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

Book CoverPlayground of the rich and famous, this little British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic shines as an island holiday destination with a great mix of luxury life and colonial cool. Bermuda´s promise of sun, sea and pink sand lures vacationers to its shores. Celebs like to call it home, and millionaire executives pop over for a little R&R. If you´re looking for peace and quiet, Bermuda has pampering resorts to soothe your soul. Romantics will find atmospheric inns with four-poster beds and candlelight dining. The island is surrounded by a fantastic coral reef that harbors colorful fish and has ensnared scores of shipwrecks, making for memorable diving and snorkeling at spots like Elbow Beach in Paget Parish. Elsewhere, the crystal-clear waters of Southampton Parish provide perfect conditions for kayaking and yachting.On land you can play a round at a world-class golf course, hike peaceful trails and sunbathe on glorious pink-sand beaches. Or stroll the crooked streets of the colonial settlement of the Town of St George, Britain´s oldest surviving town in the New World, which is so well preserved it´s been made a World Heritage site.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)7

As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Bermuda's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #politics #women

Gender Equality:

See:

Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
46Dominican Rep.1942
47Bulgaria1944
48France1944
49Bermuda1944
50Jamaica1944
51Slovenia1945
52Croatia1945
53Italy1945
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality (2017)8
Pos.Higher is better
Score8
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
4Brazil81
5Spain79
6France78
7S. Africa78
8Uruguay77
9Norway72
10Denmark72
11Iceland72
12UK72
World Avg12.6
q=196.

3. Bermuda's Modernity and Learning

#research #science #the_internet

Modernity and Education:

Research and Development (2016)
Pos.Higher is better
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.299
2Israel4.119
3Japan3.589
...
85Sudan0.2310
86Uruguay0.2311
87Mongolia0.2312
88Bermuda0.2312
89Togo0.2211
90Nigeria0.2213
91Azerbaijan0.2112
92Burkina Faso0.2014
World Avg0.84
q=126.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)15
Pos.Higher is better15
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
4Bermuda97%
5Andorra97%
6Denmark96%
7Liechtenstein96%
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)16
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio16
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
148Palestine0.0
149Lesotho0.0
150Monaco0.0
151Bermuda0.0
152Isle of Man0.0
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
155Andorra0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

4. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below17:

Christian75%
Muslim1.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.5%
Folk Religion3%
Jew0.3%
Unaffiliated19.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 49.2% (Anglican 15.8%, African Methodist Episcopal 8.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.7, other Protestant 18.1%), Roman Catholic 14.5%, other 12.4%, unspecified 6.2%, none 17.7% (2010 census)18.

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