The Human Truth Foundation

Paraguay (Republic of Paraguay)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#paraguay

Paraguay
Republic of Paraguay
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index102nd best
CapitalAsuncion
Land Area 397 300km21
LocationSouth America, The Americas
Population7.0m2
Life Expectancy73.00yrs (2017)3
GNI$8 182 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesPY, PRY, 6005
Internet Domain.py6
CurrencyGuarani (PYG)7
Telephone+5958

1. Overview

#paraguay #venezuela

Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverLittle-visited and little-known, landlocked Paraguay is a country surrounded by South America´s `big boys´, but there´s a warm welcome and much to experience here. Paraguay is a country much misunderstood. Despite its location at the heart of the continent, it is all too often passed over by travelers who wrongly assume that a lack of `mega-attractions´ means there´s nothing to see. Instead, it´s ideal for those keen to get off the gringo trail for a truly authentic South American experience.

Paraguay is a country of remarkable contrasts: it is rustic and sophisticated, extremely poor and obscenely wealthy; it boasts exotic natural reserves and massive human-made dams; it is a place where horses and carts pull up beside luxury automobiles, artisans´ workshops abut glitzy shopping centers, and Jesuit ruins in rural villages lie just kilometers from sophisticated colonial towns. The steamy subtropical Atlantic Forest of the east is a stark contrast to the dry, spiny wilderness of the Chaco, location of the isolated Mennonite colonies.

While Paraguayans are more used to visits from their bordering neighbors, they are relaxed, kind and welcoming to anyone.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

Along with 11 others, Paraguay signed the Lima Declaration in 2017, condemning "the assault on democratic order and the systematic violation of human rights in Venezuela"11.

2. Paraguay National and Social Development

#economics #human_development

UN HDI (2016)12
Pos.Lower is better
Rank12
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
107Moldova107
108Botswana108
109Gabon109
110Paraguay110
111Egypt111
112Turkmenistan111
113Indonesia113
114Palestine114
World Avg94.3
q=188.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)13
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $13
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
110Jamaica$8 350
111Fiji$8 245
112Armenia$8 189
113Paraguay$8 182
114El Salvador$7 732
115Swaziland$7 522
116Cuba$7 455
117Belize$7 375
World Avg$17 240
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
14,15
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank14,15
1Taiwan30.2
2Denmark30.5
3Norway30.9
...
99Fiji88.7
100Oman89.1
101Bahamas89.3
102Paraguay89.4
103Lebanon89.6
104Ghana90.1
105Bahrain90.2
106Belize91.7
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. Paraguay's Demographics

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

Population:

Paraguay's population is predicted to rise to 8.67 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.87. 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
...
103Hong Kong7.4m
104Laos7.1m
105Bulgaria7.1m
106Paraguay7.0m
107Lebanon6.9m
108Libya6.7m
109Nicaragua6.5m
110El Salvador6.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy (2015)13
Pos.Higher is better
Years13
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
97El Salvador73.27
98Palestine73.07
99St Vincent & Grenadines73.04
100Paraguay73.00
101Tonga72.99
102Palau72.87
103Vanuatu72.11
104Guatemala72.06
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Fertility Rate (2013)16
Pos.2.0 is best16
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
114Malta1.28
115Syria2.81
116Bosnia & Herzegovina1.13
117Paraguay2.87
118Hong Kong1.12
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)17
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10017
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
88India12.5
89Bolivia12.7
90Nicaragua13.1
91Paraguay13.2
92Iran13.4
93Samoa13.7
94Algeria14.0
95Malaysia14.5
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)18
Pos.
%18
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
115Zimbabwe2.4%
116Swaziland2.4%
117Ecuador2.4%
118Paraguay2.4%
119Uruguay2.3%
120Mauritius2.3%
121Benin2.3%
122S. Korea2.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants (2010)19
Pos.
%19
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
78Ecuador8.3%
79Poland8.3%
80Afghanistan8.1%
81Paraguay7.9%
82Russia7.9%
83Mali7.6%
84UK7.5%
85Honduras7.5%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Paraguay'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)20,21
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank20,21
1Denmark9.7
2Sweden10.0
3Norway16.1
...
58Ecuador65.4
59Georgia65.5
60Mongolia65.8
61Paraguay66.7
62Colombia68.9
63Armenia70.5
64Seychelles71.0
65Nicaragua71.1
66Montenegro72.6
World Avg89.8
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Denmark, Sweden and Norway20. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are Tuvalu, The Solomon Islands and Palestine20.

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 Europe20, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Melanesia and Australasia20.

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Human Rights Watch Comments (2017)22
Pos.Higher is better
Score22
1UK9
2France9
3Germany9
...
33Gambia2
34Liechtenstein2
35Chile2
36Paraguay1
37Costa Rica1
38Norway1
39Panama1
40Ukraine0
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)23
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties23
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
7Peru23
8Spain23
9Slovenia23
10Paraguay23
11Serbia23
12Sweden23
13Uruguay23
14Italy22
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag (2019)24
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty24
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
69Greece8.44
70Kenya8.58
71Eritrea8.66
72Paraguay8.78
73Burkina Faso8.78
74Belize8.88
75Yemen8.88
76Japan9.16
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)25
Pos.Lower is better
Rank25
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
74S. Africa74
75Papua New Guinea74
76Nicaragua76
77Paraguay77
78Mexico77
79Trinidad & Tobago79
80Bhutan79
81Benin79
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom (2013)26
Pos.Lower is better26
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
87Madagascar2862
88Gabon2869
89Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2872
90Paraguay2878
91Guinea-Bissau2894
92Seychelles2919
93Northern Cyprus2934
94Guatemala2939
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery (2018)27
Pos.Lower is better
% Victims27
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
...
14Luxembourg0.15
15Qatar0.15
16Denmark0.16
17Paraguay0.16
18Sweden0.16
19Ireland0.17
20Lebanon0.17
21UAE0.17
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Paraguay is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

See:

Gender Inequality (2015)28
Pos.Lower is better28
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
101Honduras0.46
102Venezuela0.46
103Nicaragua0.46
104Paraguay0.46
105Indonesia0.47
106Laos0.47
107Dominican Rep.0.47
108Namibia0.47
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
130Mauritania1961
131Burundi1961
132Malawi1961
133Paraguay1961
134Sierra Leone1961
135Zambia1962
136Uganda1962
137Monaco1962
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)29
Pos.Lower is better
%29
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
...
57Nicaragua34
58Romania35
59Cameroon35
60Paraguay35
61Kenya35
62Lithuania36
63Guatemala36
64France37
World Avg36.8
q=101.
LGBT Equality (2017)30
Pos.Higher is better
Score30
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
79Vietnam25
80Nepal25
81Cuba25
82Paraguay20
83Philippines20
84Central African Rep.20
85Sao Tome & Principe20
86Palau20
World Avg12.6
q=196.

5. Paraguay's Health

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

Health (2020)31,21
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank31,21
1Hong Kong18.0
2Singapore41.5
3Maldives43.3
...
108Djibouti94.9
109Indonesia94.9
110Vanuatu95.7
111Paraguay96.3
112Seychelles96.3
113Panama96.5
114Chile96.5
115Kazakhstan97.9
116Honduras98.3
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 Maldives31. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are S. Sudan, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea31.

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 Europe31, whereas the worst are Africa, Micronesia and Polynesia31.

Health:

Paraguay does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Paraguay comes in the best 20 in its suicide rate32. It does better than average when it comes to its smoking rate33 and in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance34. Paraguay does not succeed in everything, however. It does worse than average in terms of its average life expectancy13, its alcohol consumption rate35, its fertility rate16, its adolescent birth rate28 and in its immunizations take-up36. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016.
Life Expectancy (2015)13
Pos.Higher is better
Years13
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
97El Salvador73.27
98Palestine73.07
99St Vincent & Grenadines73.04
100Paraguay73.00
101Tonga72.99
102Palau72.87
103Vanuatu72.11
104Guatemala72.06
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Alcohol Consumption (2016)35
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita35
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
105Antigua & Barbuda7.0
106Niue7.0
107China7.2
108Paraguay7.2
109Mongolia7.4
110Albania7.5
111Burundi7.5
112Italy7.5
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate (2013)16
Pos.2.0 is best16
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
114Malta1.28
115Syria2.81
116Bosnia & Herzegovina1.13
117Paraguay2.87
118Hong Kong1.12
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates (2014)33
Pos.Higher is worse33
182Montenegro4 125
181Belarus3 831
180Lebanon3 023
...
40Central African Rep. 178
39Guinea-Bissau 175
38Nigeria 173
37Paraguay 166
36Gambia 166
35Zambia 165
34Chad 156
33Bhutan 155
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate (2013)32
Pos.
Per 100k32
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
15Venezuela6.5
16Malta6.9
17Greece7
18Paraguay7.1
19St Vincent & Grenadines7.3
20Guatemala7.3
21Barbados7.3
22Belize7.3
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
66Georgia66
67Belarus67
68Brunei68
69Paraguay69
70Latvia70
71Liberia71
72Kazakhstan72
73Egypt73
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults (2016)37
Pos.Lower is better
%37
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
83Barbados52.4
84Papua New Guinea52.9
85Bosnia & Herzegovina53.3
86Paraguay53.5
87Kazakhstan53.6
88Azerbaijan53.6
89S. Africa53.8
90Georgia54.2
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)28
Pos.Lower is better
Per 100028
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
117Uruguay56.1
118Costa Rica56.5
119Seychelles57.4
120Paraguay57.4
121Ethiopia58.4
122Palestine58.6
123Jamaica59.7
124Azerbaijan59.8
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)36
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %36
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
129Colombia88.4
130Kiribati88.4
131Netherlands88.1
132Paraguay88.1
133Bosnia & Herzegovina88.0
134Sierra Leone87.7
135Suriname87.2
136Ecuador86.8
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Paraguay's Modernity and Learning

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

Modernity and Learning (2020)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Finland8.0
2Belgium9.1
3Denmark10.0
...
126Guatemala89.9
127Senegal90.0
128Sudan90.9
129Paraguay91.3
130El Salvador91.3
131Laos91.7
132Antigua & Barbuda92.8
133Sao Tome & Principe92.8
134Nicaragua93.3
World Avg69.0
q=180.

Modernity and Education:

Research and Development (2016)
Pos.Higher is better
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2939
2Israel4.1139
3Japan3.5839
...
108Philippines0.1140
109Myanmar (Burma)0.1141
110Peru0.1042
111Paraguay0.0943
112Congo, DR0.0844
113Indonesia0.0845
114Saudi Arabia0.0744
115Algeria0.0742
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education (2018)46
Pos.Higher is better46
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
...
113Indonesia48.8%
114Congo, (Brazzaville)48.8%
115Iraq48.0%
116Paraguay47.8%
117Nicaragua47.5%
118Maldives47.1%
119Bangladesh46.7%
120St Lucia46.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling (2018)47
Pos.Higher is better
Years47
1Australia22.1
2Belgium19.7
3Finland19.3
...
109Philippines12.7
110Botswana12.7
111Vietnam12.7
112Paraguay12.7
113Sao Tome & Principe12.7
114Namibia12.6
115Benin12.6
116Togo12.6
World Avg13.2
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
152Sierra Leone152
153Cambodia153
154Zambia154
155Paraguay155
156Tanzania156
157Equatorial Guinea157
158Guyana158
159Afghanistan159
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity (2009)48
Pos.Lower is better
%48
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
74Kuwait91
75UAE91
76Pakistan92
77Paraguay92
78Saudi Arabia93
79Sudan93
80Tunisia93
81Uganda93
World Avg75.1
q=114.
IQ (2006)49
Pos.Higher is better49
1Hong Kong108
2Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
81Iran84
82Pakistan84
83Panama84
84Paraguay84
85Morocco84
86Saudi Arabia84
87Algeria83
88Libya83
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)50
Pos.Higher is better50
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
100Iran49%
101Tunisia48%
102Moldova48%
103Paraguay47%
104Fiji47%
105Tonga47%
106Nigeria46%
107Jordan46%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)51
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio51
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
82Philippines0.0
83Macedonia0.0
84Pakistan0.0
85Paraguay0.0
86Chile0.0
87US Virgin Islands0.0
88Mauritius0.0
89Botswana0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
52
Pos.Lower is better52
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
94Peru83.75
95Comoros84
96Vietnam84.5
97Paraguay84.75
98Argentina86.5
99Gabon86.75
100Bangladesh87.5
101Brazil88.5
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.
Corruption (2012-2016)53
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score53
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
143Cameroon26.2
144Uganda26.2
145Kyrgyzstan26.2
146Paraguay26.0
147Kenya26.0
148Bangladesh25.8
149Papua New Guinea25.6
150Laos25.4
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Happiness (2018)54
Pos.Higher is better54
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
61Cyprus5.8
62Bolivia5.8
63Estonia5.7
64Paraguay5.7
65Peru5.7
66Kosovo5.7
67Moldova5.6
68Turkmenistan5.6
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity and Culture (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
138Algeria138
139Azerbaijan139
140Paraguay140
141Sri Lanka141
142Malawi142
143Benin143
144Cameroon144
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
151Suriname151
152Gabon152
153Iraq153
154Paraguay154
155Grenada155
156Venezuela156
157Bahrain157
158Mauritania158
World Avg82.0
q=163.

8. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index (2012)55
Pos.Lower is better55
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
73Cyprus1.96
74Gambia1.96
75Gabon1.97
76Paraguay1.97
77Greece1.98
78Senegal1.99
79Peru2.00
80Nepal2.00
World Avg2.02
q=157.
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
27Netherlands27
28Mongolia28
29Rwanda29
30Paraguay30
31Jordan31
32India32
33New Zealand33
34Malaysia34
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)34
Pos.Lower is better
Rank34
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
79Algeria79
80Ecuador80
81Kuwait81
82Paraguay82
83Sierra Leone83
84Israel84
85Tanzania85
86Jamaica86
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism (2019)56
Pos.Lower is better
Score56
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
86Nicaragua2.95
87Jordan3.09
88Italy3.11
89Paraguay3.12
90Bahrain3.20
91Tanzania3.27
92Spain3.35
93Bolivia3.39
World Avg2.78
q=150.

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #over-exploitation #the_environment

Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)57
Pos.Higher is better
%57
1Iceland205.6
2Bahrain144.4
3Uruguay131.3
...
167Myanmar (Burma)-25.9
168Cambodia-26.9
169Chad-27.3
170Paraguay-27.6
171Timor-Leste (E. Timor)-29.0
172Mali-29.5
173El Salvador-29.7
174Nicaragua-31.0
World Avg02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance (2018)58
Pos.Higher is better58
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
102Samoa54.5
103Suriname54.2
104Sao Tome & Principe54.0
105Paraguay53.9
106El Salvador53.9
107Fiji53.1
108Turkey53.0
109Ukraine52.9
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)59
Pos.Higher is better59
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
39Azerbaijan10.87
40Netherlands10.75
41Mexico10.64
42Paraguay10.53
43Chile10.42
44Lithuania10.42
45Norway10.42
46Japan10.20
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
45Malawi1994 May 03
46Samoa1994 May 10
47India1994 May 19
48Paraguay1994 May 25
49Hungary1994 May 25
50Brazil1994 May 29
51Cuba1994 Jun 06
52Namibia1997 Aug 14
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment (2011)60
Pos.Higher is better
%60
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
9S. Korea70.7%
10Colombia70.3%
11Bolivia69.3%
12Paraguay68.9%
13Mexico67.0%
14Nicaragua67.0%
15El Salvador66.8%
16Indonesia66.5%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy (2019)61
Pos.Higher is worse61
184Chad40.90
183Central African Rep.40.10
182Sierra Leone39.00
...
110Azerbaijan13.90
109Indonesia13.90
108Uzbekistan13.90
107Paraguay13.80
106Honduras13.30
105Mongolia13.10
104Nicaragua13.10
103Syria13.00
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)62
Pos.Lower is better
%62
1Ukraine25.0
2Belarus25.4
3Slovenia25.4
...
134Benin47.8
135Guatemala48.3
136Costa Rica48.3
137Paraguay48.8
138Congo, (Brazzaville)48.9
139Colombia49.7
140Panama49.9
141Honduras50.5
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty (2018)63
Pos.Lower is better
Severity63
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
26Belize.017
27Ecuador.018
28Jamaica.018
29Paraguay.019
30Vietnam.019
31Egypt.019
32Colombia.020
33Philippines.024
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Religiosity (2009)48
Pos.Lower is better
%48
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
74Kuwait91
75UAE91
76Pakistan92
77Paraguay92
78Saudi Arabia93
79Sudan93
80Tunisia93
81Uganda93
World Avg75.1
q=114.
Disbelief In God (2007)64
Pos.Higher is better
%64
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
70Tajikistan2
71Turkmenistan2
72Indonesia2
73Paraguay1
74Nicaragua1
75Bolivia1
76Colombia1
77Costa Rica1
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Paraguay's constitution states that "the State is independent of religion"65, which gives the country a better chance at treating religious communities fairly and without discrimination.

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 below66:

Christian96.9%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.7%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census)67.

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