The Human Truth Foundation

Lithuania (Republic of Lithuania)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#baltic_states #lithuania #scandinavia

Lithuania
Republic of Lithuania
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index41st best
CapitalVilnius
Land Area 62 674km21
LocationEurope, Baltic States
Population2.8m2
Life Expectancy73.50yrs (2017)3
GNI$26 006 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesLT, LTU, 4405
Internet Domain.lt6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+3708

1. Overview

#eu #human_rights #lithuania

Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverLithuania is a country full of surprises, natural and man-made, where a colourful history has been moulded by raw pagan roots fused with Catholic fervour. A great little all-rounder, Lithuania has much to offer. Mother Nature has sprinkled a good dose of fairy dust over this enigmatic region. White sandy beaches edge the Curonian Spit, an enchanting pig-tail of land dangling off the country´s western rump, and deep, magical forests guard twinkling lakes.

But you´ll find that humans have left their stamp too, in undeniably weird and wonderful ways. Those with a passion for baroque architecture, ancient castles and archaeological treasures will find plenty in Vilnius, the capital, and beyond. There are sculpture parks and interactive museums for travellers wishing to delve into Lithuania´s traumatic recent history; modern art spaces and exhibitions, and all-night clubbing in the cities and on the coast for those requiring something less cerebral. Throw in a whirlwind of great restaurants, beer gardens and bars, and you have urban entertainment aplenty. Combine with Lithuania´s pagan roots, boundless energy and rebellious spirit, and you´re in for a heck of a ride.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

The EU has acted on behalf of its member states on many occasions to support, foster, fund and encourage human rights protections in every region of the world, with agreement of its member states through the European Parliament. The protections of workers' rights and their harmonisations (which stops companies moving staff to countries with the weakest laws) has had great effect in stopping workforce abuse11. According to Human Rights Watch's comprehensive review for the year 2017, in addition to vocal and public pronouncements on poor human rights records of many countries, the EU has also acted through economic sanctions, political pressure and used other means to incentivize the adoption of human rights protections, even if these measures harm EU trading12. It is to Lithuania's credit that it supports the EU in these actions.

2. Lithuania National and Social Development

#economics #human_development

UN HDI (2016)13
Pos.Lower is better
Rank13
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
34Qatar33
35Cyprus33
36Poland36
37Lithuania37
38Chile38
39Saudi Arabia38
40Slovakia40
41Portugal41
World Avg94.3
q=188.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)14
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $14
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
41Slovakia$26 764
42Estonia$26 362
43Portugal$26 104
44Lithuania$26 006
45Greece$24 808
46Malaysia$24 620
47Poland$24 117
48Seychelles$23 886
World Avg$17 240
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
15,16
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank15,16
1Taiwan30.2
2Denmark30.5
3Norway30.9
...
38Romania61.6
39Croatia61.7
40Greece62.6
41Lithuania64.4
42Mauritius66.5
43Bulgaria66.7
44Brazil66.9
45Israel67.5
World Avg86.4
q=195.

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 concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. 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: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Lithuania's Demographics

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Lithuania's population is predicted to rise to 3.068 million by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce. This country has a fertility rate of 1.49. 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.

Population (2018)2
Pos.
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
136Armenia3.0m
137Jamaica2.9m
138Albania2.9m
139Lithuania2.8m
140Qatar2.8m
141Namibia2.4m
142Gambia2.3m
143Botswana2.3m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy (2015)14
Pos.Higher is better
Years14
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
91Dominican Rep.73.65
92Grenada73.56
93Cape Verde73.54
94Lithuania73.50
95Honduras73.33
96Seychelles73.30
97El Salvador73.27
98Palestine73.07
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
80Spain1.50
81Croatia1.49
82Dominican Rep.2.51
83Lithuania1.49
84Kazakhstan2.52
85Ukraine1.48
86Nicaragua2.52
87Belarus1.47
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)18
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10018
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
154New Zealand34.9
155UK35.0
156Barbados35.6
157Lithuania36.0
158Czechia36.1
159Cuba36.2
160Poland36.3
161Singapore36.5
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)19
Pos.
%19
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
86Panama4.7%
87Tonga4.6%
88Venezuela4.5%
89Lithuania4.3%
90St Vincent & Grenadines4.2%
91Czechia4.1%
92Uganda3.9%
93Dominican Rep.3.9%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants (2010)20
Pos.
%20
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
46Ukraine14.4%
47Israel14.0%
48Swaziland13.4%
49Lithuania13.2%
50Romania13.1%
51Iceland13.0%
52Bahamas12.8%
53Estonia12.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Lithuania's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#antisemitism #equality #freedom #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #slavery #tolerance #women

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)21,22
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank21,22
1Denmark9.7
2Sweden10.0
3Norway16.1
...
37Switzerland49.6
38S. Korea49.6
39Latvia51.4
40Lithuania52.0
41Hungary52.4
42Croatia53.2
43USA54.4
44Peru54.9
45Mexico55.4
World Avg89.8
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Denmark, Sweden and Norway21. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are Tuvalu, The Solomon Islands and Palestine21.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice and LGBT equality. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe21, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Melanesia and Australasia21.

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Human Rights Watch Comments (2017)23
Pos.Higher is better
Score23
1UK9
2France9
3Germany9
...
23Austria5
24Slovakia5
25Latvia5
26Lithuania5
27USA4
28Croatia4
29Poland4
30Japan3
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)24
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties24
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
63Luxembourg19
64Greece19
65Ireland19
66Lithuania18
67Moldova18
68Kyrgyzstan18
69Philippines18
70Algeria18
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag (2019)25
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty25
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
106Albania10.94
107Israel10.97
108Armenia11.00
109Lithuania11.03
110Mozambique11.04
111Tajikistan11.08
112Ethiopia11.13
113Slovenia11.13
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)26
Pos.Lower is better
Rank26
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
17Belgium17
18Czechia18
19Portugal19
20Lithuania20
21Estonia21
22Poland21
23USA23
24Latvia24
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom (2013)27
Pos.Lower is better27
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
30Ghana1727
31Suriname1819
32USA1822
33Lithuania1824
34Slovenia2049
35Spain2050
36France2160
37El Salvador2286
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery (2018)28
Pos.Lower is better
% Victims28
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
...
107Haiti0.56
108Zambia0.57
109Gambia0.58
110Lithuania0.58
111Ivory Coast0.59
112Montenegro0.59
113Nepal0.60
114Croatia0.60
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Lithuania is on the way towards ending gender inequality.

See:

Gender Inequality (2015)29
Pos.Lower is better29
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
22Cyprus0.12
23Greece0.12
24Australia0.12
25Lithuania0.12
26Ireland0.13
27Czechia0.13
28UK0.13
29Estonia0.13
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
20Canada1920
21USA1920
22Albania1920
23Lithuania1921
24Sweden1921
25Azerbaijan1921
26Armenia1921
27Georgia1921
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)30
Pos.Lower is better
%30
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
...
59Cameroon35
60Paraguay35
61Kenya35
62Lithuania36
63Guatemala36
64France37
65Chile37
66Azerbaijan37
World Avg36.8
q=101.
LGBT Equality (2017)31
Pos.Higher is better
Score31
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
62Costa Rica30
63Suriname30
64Venezuela30
65Lithuania30
66Taiwan25
67Chile25
68Ukraine25
69Mongolia25
World Avg12.6
q=196.

5. Lithuania's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #Lithuania #longevity #mental_health #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #suicide #vaccines

Health (2020)32,22
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32,22
1Hong Kong18.0
2Singapore41.5
3Maldives43.3
...
104Russia94.5
105Peru94.6
106Andorra94.8
107Lithuania94.8
108Djibouti94.9
109Indonesia94.9
110Vanuatu95.7
111Paraguay96.3
112Seychelles96.3
World Avg92.3
q=187.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Hong Kong, Singapore and The Maldives32. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are S. Sudan, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea32.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and Europe32, whereas the worst are Africa, Micronesia and Polynesia32.

Health:

Lithuania has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Lithuania does better than average in terms of its fertility rate17, its adolescent birth rate29, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33 (but bad for Europe), its immunizations take-up34 and in its average life expectancy14 (but bad for Europe). Lithuania does not succeed in everything, however. It does worse than average in its smoking rate35 (still good for Europe). It sits amongst the bottom 20 when it comes to its suicide rate36 (the worst in Europe). And finally, it is the worst in its alcohol consumption rate37. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the last 40 years.
Life Expectancy (2015)14
Pos.Higher is better
Years14
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
91Dominican Rep.73.65
92Grenada73.56
93Cape Verde73.54
94Lithuania73.50
95Honduras73.33
96Seychelles73.30
97El Salvador73.27
98Palestine73.07
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Alcohol Consumption (2016)37
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita37
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
182Latvia12.9
183Luxembourg13.0
184Ireland13.0
185Nigeria13.4
186Germany13.4
187Czechia14.4
188Lithuania15.0
189Moldova15.2
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
80Spain1.50
81Croatia1.49
82Dominican Rep.2.51
83Lithuania1.49
84Kazakhstan2.52
85Ukraine1.48
86Nicaragua2.52
87Belarus1.47
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates (2014)35
Pos.Higher is worse35
182Montenegro4 125
181Belarus3 831
180Lebanon3 023
...
132Albania1 177
131Canada1 154
130Uruguay1 135
129Lithuania1 124
128Moldova1 114
127Portugal1 113
126Finland1 083
125USA1 083
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate (2013)36
Pos.
Per 100k36
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
84Japan49.4
85Hungary50.6
86Kazakhstan52.4
87Guyana52.4
88Belarus57.5
89S. Korea62
90Russia63.4
91Lithuania71.7
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
61Sierra Leone61
62Honduras62
63Lebanon63
64Lithuania64
65Cambodia65
66Georgia66
67Belarus67
68Brunei68
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults (2016)38
Pos.Lower is better
%38
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
135Belarus59.4
136France59.5
137Belgium59.5
138Lithuania59.6
139Croatia59.6
140El Salvador59.9
141Dominica60.3
142Morocco60.4
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)29
Pos.Lower is better
Per 100029
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
36Ireland10.4
37Algeria10.6
38Qatar10.7
39Lithuania11.0
40Montenegro12.2
41Lebanon12.4
42Estonia13.1
43Poland13.4
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)34
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %34
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
80Bangladesh94.0
81Tanzania94.0
82Germany94.0
83Lithuania93.9
84Estonia93.9
85N. Korea93.8
86Italy93.8
87Austria93.8
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Lithuania's Modernity and Learning

#education #english #intelligence #maths #modernity #religion #research #science #technology #the_internet

Modernity and Learning (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Finland8.0
2Belgium9.1
3Denmark10.0
...
30Poland28.1
31Spain28.8
32Greece29.3
33Lithuania30.5
34Italy33.5
35Argentina33.7
36Russia37.1
37Slovakia38.9
38Turkey40.0
World Avg69.0
q=180.

Modernity and Education:

Research and Development (2016)
Pos.Higher is better
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2940
2Israel4.1140
3Japan3.5840
...
32Brazil1.1541
33Malaysia1.1341
34Turkey1.0140
35Lithuania0.9542
36Poland0.9440
37Slovakia0.8940
38Malta0.8942
39Greece0.8440
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education (2018)43
Pos.Higher is better43
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
...
26Norway95.4%
27S. Korea95.2%
28Bulgaria95.1%
29Lithuania94.9%
30Ukraine94.6%
31Tonga93.7%
32Japan93.6%
33Tajikistan93.1%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling (2018)44
Pos.Higher is better
Years44
1Australia22.1
2Belgium19.7
3Finland19.3
...
19Grenada16.6
20Chile16.5
21Hong Kong16.5
22Lithuania16.5
23Turkey16.4
24Poland16.4
25S. Korea16.4
26Uruguay16.3
World Avg13.2
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
15Iceland15
16Bosnia & Herzegovina16
17Sweden17
18Lithuania18
19Macedonia19
20Australia20
21Germany21
22Grenada22
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading (2015)45
Pos.Higher is better
Score45
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
34Luxembourg1450
35Iceland1443
36Croatia1426
37Lithuania1425
38Hungary1424
39Israel1416
40Argentina140646
41Malta1391
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity (2009)47
Pos.Lower is better
%47
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
15Germany40
16Switzerland41
17Uruguay41
18Lithuania42
19Canada42
20S. Korea43
21Kazakhstan43
22Ukraine46
World Avg75.1
q=114.
IQ (2006)48
Pos.Higher is better48
1Hong Kong108
2Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
50Greece92
51Brunei91
52Thailand91
53Lithuania91
54Cambodia91
55Albania90
56Croatia90
57Kyrgyzstan90
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)49
Pos.Higher is better49
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
39Kuwait80%
40Malta80%
41Chile78%
42Lithuania77%
43Latvia76%
44Lebanon76%
45Croatia74%
46Hong Kong74%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)50
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio50
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
69Jersey0.1
70Sudan0.1
71Ukraine0.1
72Lithuania0.1
73Vanuatu0.1
74Iran0.1
75Zambia0.1
76Panama0.1
World Avg3.82
q=176.

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
51
Pos.Lower is better51
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
145Rwanda122.75
146Serbia125
147Russia126
148Lithuania126.25
149Armenia126.25
150Congo, DR126.5
151Turkey128
152Greece133
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.
Corruption (2012-2016)52
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score52
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
40Dominica58.3
41Cape Verde57.8
42Brunei57.7
43Lithuania57.4
44Malta56.6
45Grenada56.0
46Costa Rica54.8
47S. Korea54.6
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Happiness (2018)53
Pos.Higher is better53
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
47Italy6.0
48Ecuador6.0
49Belize6.0
50Lithuania6.0
51Slovenia5.9
52Romania5.9
53Latvia5.9
54Japan5.9
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity and Culture (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
20Slovakia20
21Poland21
22Norway22
23Lithuania23
24St Lucia24
25Canada25
26Italy26
27Mauritius27
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
121Zambia121
122Nigeria122
123Pakistan123
124Lithuania124
125St Lucia125
126Chad126
127Bahamas127
128Liberia128
World Avg82.0
q=163.

8. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index (2012)54
Pos.Lower is better54
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
40France1.71
41Estonia1.72
42S. Korea1.73
43Lithuania1.74
44Argentina1.76
45Latvia1.77
46UAE1.79
47Kuwait1.79
World Avg2.02
q=157.
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
96Nicaragua96
97Peru97
98Czechia98
99Lithuania99
100Luxembourg100
101Niger101
102Lesotho102
103Antigua & Barbuda103
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
53UAE53
54Macedonia54
55Zambia55
56Lithuania56
57Ukraine57
58Croatia58
59Bangladesh59
60Seychelles60
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism (2019)12
Pos.Lower is better
Score12
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
39Bulgaria0.37
40Albania0.42
41Cyprus0.42
42Lithuania0.46
43Sierra Leone0.46
44Jamaica0.47
45Poland0.48
46Gabon0.55
World Avg2.78
q=150.

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #over-exploitation #the_environment

Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)55
Pos.Higher is better
%55
1Iceland205.6
2Bahrain144.4
3Uruguay131.3
...
36Morocco13.7
37UK13.2
38Denmark12.6
39Lithuania12.1
40Belarus10.9
41India10.5
42Gambia10.4
43Macedonia10.3
World Avg02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance (2018)56
Pos.Higher is better56
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
26Portugal71.9
27USA71.2
28Slovakia70.6
29Lithuania69.3
30Bulgaria67.9
31Costa Rica67.9
32Qatar67.8
33Czechia67.7
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)57
Pos.Higher is better57
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
41Mexico10.64
42Paraguay10.53
43Chile10.42
44Lithuania10.42
45Norway10.42
46Japan10.20
47Brazil10.10
48Algeria10.00
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
138Syria1996 Apr 03
139Suriname1996 Apr 11
140Poland1996 Apr 17
141Lithuania1996 May 01
142Yemen1996 May 21
143Niue1996 May 28
144Madagascar1996 Jun 02
145Tanzania1996 Jun 06
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment (2011)58
Pos.Higher is better
%58
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
105Qatar26.5%
106Bahrain26.3%
107S. Africa26.2%
108Lithuania25.6%
109Nigeria25.3%
110Armenia25.3%
111Kazakhstan25.0%
112Iraq24.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy (2019)59
Pos.Higher is worse59
184Chad40.90
183Central African Rep.40.10
182Sierra Leone39.00
...
46Kuwait5.90
45Qatar5.70
44Bahrain5.50
43Lithuania5.50
42Latvia5.40
41Bosnia & Herzegovina5.40
40UAE5.20
39Cuba5.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)60
Pos.Lower is better
%60
1Ukraine25.0
2Belarus25.4
3Slovenia25.4
...
73Fiji36.7
74Yemen36.7
75Solomon Islands37.1
76Lithuania37.4
77Bulgaria37.4
78Bhutan37.4
79Vanuatu37.6
80Tonga37.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion

Religiosity (2009)47
Pos.Lower is better
%47
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
15Germany40
16Switzerland41
17Uruguay41
18Lithuania42
19Canada42
20S. Korea43
21Kazakhstan43
22Ukraine46
World Avg75.1
q=114.
Disbelief In God (2007)61
Pos.Higher is better
%61
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
33Spain15
34Israel15
35Armenia14
36Lithuania13
37Singapore13
38Kazakhstan12
39China12
40Uruguay12
World Avg9.9
q=137.

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 below62:

Christian89.8%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated10%

By adding up the Pew Forum data for the major monotheistic religions we can see that these make up 90% of the population. Yet there are simply too many who disbelieve in God for this to be true (13%). This is due to the so-called 'Census Effect', whereby many put down a religion for cultural reasons rather than because it reflects their beliefs. In highly Christian countries, as many as half of those who say they're a Christian lack any connection to a Church, and do not hold Christian beliefs (such as believing in God!).

It appears that when asked "What religion are you" many give pollsters the 'correct' answer despite how they actually feel, and despite what they actually believe. Although 90.3% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 42% say that they are religious when the question is phrased as "Is religion an important part of your daily life?".

For more on this phenomenon, see:

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5% (2001 census)63.

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