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Bermuda

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Bermuda
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalHamilton
Land Area 50 km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
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

2. Bermuda National and Social Development

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

Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Iceland88.9
2Denmark84.5
3Sweden84.2
4Norway83.4
5Finland82.4
6Belgium81.2
7New Zealand81.2
8Austria80.8
9Luxembourg80.4
10Hong Kong80.4
11Netherlands80.0
12Switzerland79.1
13Australia79.1
14Germany78.4
15UK78.4
16Canada78.0
17Ireland77.7
18Monaco76.9
Data Source

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
44Philippines1937
45Uzbekistan1938
46Dominican Rep.1942
47Bermuda1944
48France1944
49Jamaica1944
50Bulgaria1944
51Japan1945

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Bermuda is notable for its equality between the sexes.

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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 below7:

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)8.

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5. The Internet

Internet Users (2016)9
CountryValue
Higher is better
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1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
4Bermuda97%
5Andorra97%
6Denmark96%
7Liechtenstein96%
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
q=201.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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6. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

There isn't much information in the database for Bermuda, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/bermuda.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 May 24.

OECD
(2016) Research and development (R&D) - Gross domestic spending on R&D. Data from data.oecd.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 28.

UNESCO
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from unesdoc.unesco.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 30.

World Bank
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from databank.worldbank.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 29.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bd.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  10. OECD (2016) . Data for year 2014.^
  11. UNESCO . Data for year 2007.^
  12. World Bank . Data for year 2012.^
  13. World Bank . Data for year 2013.^
  14. World Bank . Data for year 2007.^
  15. World Bank . Data for year 2009.^
  16. Higher is better. Sources:^

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