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Honduras (Republic of Honduras)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Honduras
Republic of Honduras
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index100th best
CapitalTegucigalpa
Land Area 111 890 km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Central America
Population7.912 million (2011)2
Life Expectancy73.33yrs (2017)3
GNI$4 466 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesHN, HND, 3405
Internet Domain.hn6
CurrencyLempira (HNL)7
Telephone+5048

1. Overview

Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

2. Honduras National and Social Development

UN HDI (2016)10
CountryRank10
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
127Guyana127
128Micronesia127
129Tajikistan129
130Honduras130
131India131
132Bhutan132
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)133
134Vanuatu134
135Congo, (Brazzaville)135
136Equatorial Guinea135
137Kiribati137
138Laos138
139Zambia139
140Bangladesh139
141Ghana139
142Sao Tome & Principe142
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.2
2Iceland88.1
3Denmark85.9
...
97Micronesia55.5
98Uzbekistan55.5
99Timor-Leste (E. Timor)55.4
100Honduras55.3
101Qatar55.2
102Palau55.1
103Samoa55.0
104S. Africa54.9
105Tunisia54.9
106Libya54.8
107Korea, N.54.6
108Jordan54.6
109Venezuela54.2
110Thailand54.1
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

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. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (2015)11
CountryYears11
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
92Grenada73.56
93Cape Verde73.54
94Lithuania73.50
95Honduras73.33
96Seychelles73.30
97El Salvador73.27
98Palestine73.07
99St Vincent & Grenadines73.04
Fertility Rate
1Korea, N.2.0
2Brunei2.0
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.0
...
118Hong Kong1.1
119Israel2.9
120Jordan2.9
121Honduras3.0
122Philippines3.1
123Lesotho3.1
124Namibia3.1
125Zimbabwe3.1
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
92Burundi8.749m341
93Austria8.429m102
94UAE8.106m97
95Honduras7.912m71
96Switzerland7.734m193
97Israel7.695m356
98Bulgaria7.398m68
Data Source

Honduras's population is predicted to rise to 10.66 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 3.02.

The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
99Colombia1954
100Belize1954
101Ghana1954
102Honduras1955
103Nicaragua1955
104Eritrea1955
105Cambodia1955
106Peru1955
Gender Inequality (2015)12
CountryValue12
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
98Bolivia0.45
99Suriname0.45
100Panama0.46
101Honduras0.46
102Venezuela0.46
103Nicaragua0.46
104Paraguay0.46
105Indonesia0.47

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.

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including Honduras and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Disbelief In God
1Vietnam81%
2Japan65%
3Sweden64%
...
77Colombia1%
78Nicaragua1%
79Guatemala1%
80Honduras1%
81Peru1%
82Bolivia1%
83Panama1%
84Brazil1%
Data Source
How Many Are Religious?
1Estonia16%
2Sweden17%
3Denmark19%
...
51Ecuador82%
52Colombia83%
53El Salvador83%
54Honduras84%
55Iraq84%
56Peru84%
57Nicaragua84%
58Romania84%
Data Source

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 below13:

Christian87.6%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated10.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%14.

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6. The Internet

Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
128Sri Lanka12.00
129Tajikistan11.55
130Zimbabwe11.50
131Honduras11.09
132Tanzania11.00
133Guatemala10.50
134Zambia10.12
135Angola10.00
Data Source

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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7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Alcohol Consumption (2010)15
CountryPer Capita15
1Libya0.1
2Pakistan0.1
3Kuwait0.1
...
64Guatemala3.8
65Central African Rep.3.8
66Congo, (Brazzaville)3.9
67Honduras4
68Zambia4
69Guinea-Bissau4
70Ethiopia4.2
71Kyrgyzstan4.3
Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
16
CountryValue16
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
68Uruguay61
69Namibia61
70Bolivia61.5
71Honduras61.75
72Italy63.5
73Botswana63.75
74Ghana63.75
Personal, Civil and Economic Freedom (2014)17
CountryRank17
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
98Kyrgyzstan98
99Tanzania99
100Uganda100
101Honduras101
102Philippines101
103Zambia103
104Mozambique103
105Argentina103
Global Peace Index
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
125Thailand2.30
126S. Africa2.32
127Iran2.32
128Honduras2.34
129Turkey2.34
130Kyrgyzstan2.36
131Azerbaijan2.36
132Philippines2.41
Data Source
Average IQ
1Singapore108
2Korea, S.106
3Taiwan105
...
94Lebanon82
95Egypt81
96Nicaragua81
97Honduras81
98El Salvador80
99Sri Lanka79
100Guatemala79
101Nepal78
Data Source
Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
41Macedonia20
42Romania20
43Poland20
44Honduras20
45Burkina Faso20
46Georgia20
47S. Africa20
48Namibia20
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
123S. Sudan99.4
124Algeria99.4
125Ukraine99.4
126Honduras99.4
127Afghanistan99.4
128Colombia99.4
129Angola99.4
130Libya99.4
Data Source
R & D Spending
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.2918
2Israel4.1118
3Japan3.5818
...
118Macau0.0519
119Bahrain0.0419
120Colombia0.0419
121Honduras0.0420
122Guatemala0.0421
123China0.0319
124El Salvador0.0321
125Iraq0.0322
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11
CountryPPP $11
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
138Moldova$5 026
139Myanmar (Burma)$4 943
140Nicaragua$4 747
141Honduras$4 466
142Marshall Islands$4 412
143Sudan$3 846
144Ghana$3 839
145Mauritania$3 527
Happiness
1Denmark7.8
2Netherlands7.6
3Norway7.6
...
47Guyana6
48Slovenia6
49Slovakia5.9
50Honduras5.9
51Ecuador5.8
52Malaysia5.8
53Moldova5.8
54Vietnam5.8
Data Source
Environmental Performance
1Iceland93.5
2Switzerland89.1
3Costa Rica86.4
...
114S. Africa50.8
115Gambia50.3
116Libya50.1
117Honduras49.9
118Uganda49.8
119Madagascar49.2
120China49.0
121Qatar48.9
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
23Guatemala115
24Poland115
25Paraguay110
26Honduras110
27Monaco110
28Japan110
29Turkey100
30Germany100
Data Source

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References: (What's this?)

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index. On www.cafonline.org.

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 Mar 24.

Gallup
(2009) Religiosity. gallup.com/poll/142727/.... The survey question was "Is religion an important part of your daily life?" and results are charted for those who said "yes". 1000 adults were polled in each of 114 countries.

Lynn, Harvey & Nyborg
(2009) Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations. Richard Lynn, John Harvey and Helmuth Nyborg article "Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations" in Intelligence (2009 Jan/Feb) vol. 37 issue 1 pages 11-15. Online at www.sciencedirect.com, accessed 2009 Sep 15.

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

The Fraser Institute
(2016) The Human Freedom Index. Published by The Cato Institute, The Fraser Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Covers data up to 2014. On www.fraserinstitute.org/.../human-freedom-index-2016..

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Data for 2015. Available on hdr.undp.org/..

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

World Health Organisation. (WHO)
(2014) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. A copy can be found on the WHO website. Accessed 2015 Jan 04. It "presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States" and was published in Geneva on 2014 May 12.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2017) Table 1.^
  4. UN (2017) Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  5. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  6. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  7. According to ISO4217.^
  8. According to ITU-T.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. UN (2017) Table 1. Lower is better.^
  11. UN (2017) Table 1. Higher is better.^^
  12. UN (2017) Table 5. Lower is better.^
  13. 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.^
  14. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  15. WHO (2014) Appendix 1. Alcohol Per Capita Consumption in liters of pure alcohol, 15+ years age population, consumed in 2010. Lower is better.^
  16. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  17. Fraser Institute, the (2016) . Covers data for 2014.^
  18. OECD (2016) data for year 2014.^
  19. World Bank data for year 2013.^
  20. World Bank data for year 2000.^
  21. World Bank data for year 2012.^
  22. World Bank data for year 2011.^

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