The Human Truth Foundation

Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Comments:
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#countries #statistics

Click on the names of regions for a complete breakdown of national averages for all countries and territories that fall within that bloc.


1. Social and Moral Development by Region / Continent

#economics #happiness #health #human_development #life_expectancy #peace #politics

The following table shows data for the average country in each area. For example, the "population" is not the total population for the entire region, it's the population of the average country in that region.

AreaSocial & Moral
Higher is better

Points1
Life
Expectancy (2015)
Higher is better

Years2
Gross National
Income (2011)
Higher is better
PPP $2
UN HDI (2016)
Lower is better

Rank3
Global Peace Index (2012)
Lower is better
4
Happiness (2018)
Higher is better
5
Africa...43.461.59$5 109150.72.204.29
Asia...52.873.18$21 81788.22.185.29
Australasia50.672.07$10 21998.11.607.30
Baltic States67.474.95$24 98637.01.745.87
Caribbean...51.874.14$13 83884.82.105.24
Central America54.474.47$9 266103.62.076.24
Europe...67.178.36$30 45738.81.706.06
Mediterranean...57.377.50$19 00966.12.075.43
Melanesia48.468.28$3 831133.82.08
Micronesia43.969.46$7 201108.0
Middle East...49.174.92$32 11975.32.255.35
North America54.874.94$15 52083.72.056.09
Polynesia54.176.23$12 23072.71.247.32
Scandinavia...81.180.87$43 44713.71.397.22
Small Islands...52.473.34$15 78190.11.935.81
South America54.874.13$13 57284.21.995.98
The Americas...54.874.66$14 85283.92.026.05
The Balkans57.476.71$14 49062.41.915.20
World53.871.27$17 24094.32.025.38

2. Demographics and Migration

#human_development #immigration #population

AreaSocial & Moral
Higher is better

Points1
Population (2012)6Land Area (2011)
km27
People
Per km2
Lower is better
Immigrants (2010)
%8
Emigrants (2010)
%8
Africa...43.419.8m 554 309 363.5%6.2%
Asia...52.887.4m 946 146 9214.3%7.7%
Australasia50.62.6m 471 570 67.8%19.6%
Baltic States67.42.3m 55 755 4110.8%12.7%
Caribbean...51.82.8m 12 339 2317.4%37.5%
Central America54.46.3m 72 617 874.4%9.9%
Europe...67.114.7m 130 702 11213.2%13.4%
Mediterranean...57.321.8m 398 597 5513.5%16.5%
Melanesia48.42.2m 105 918 211.0%6.2%
Micronesia43.960 321 937 648.8%20.4%
Middle East...49.122.6m 452 651 5029.6%9.8%
North America54.823.8m 710 860 337.1%24.9%
Polynesia54.11.2m 45 125 269.4%42.4%
Scandinavia...81.14.5m 172 135 2610.3%7.3%
Small Islands...52.41.2m 5 176 2269.2%25.6%
South America54.833.4m1 455 669 232.3%12.2%
The Americas...54.827.1m 923 662 295.4%20.5%
The Balkans57.45.5m 56 610 974.8%19.3%
World53.836.0m 620 450 589.2%11.5%

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3. Human Rights and Moral Development

#equality #human_rights #morals #politics #tolerance

AreaHuman Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2019)
Higher is better
Points9
Africa...47.1
Asia...50.9
Australasia42.2
Baltic States76.8
Caribbean...52.1
Central America59.4
Europe...73.0
Mediterranean...59.8
Melanesia42.3
Micronesia29.7
Middle East...44.3
North America57.2
Polynesia45.8
Scandinavia...88.5
Small Islands...48.8
South America61.8
The Americas...58.7
The Balkans66.9
World55.7

Human rights, equality, tolerance and freedom (HRETF) form a key part of the Human Truth Foundation's Social and Moral Development Index. The HRETF factors taken into account for each country are (1) fighting anti-semitic opinions, (2) fighting corruption, (3) opposing gender inequality, (4) its Global Peace Index rating, (5) according to commentary from Human Rights Watch, (6) LGBT equality, (7) its nominal commitment to Human Rights, (8) supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, (9) supporting press freedom, (10) eliminating modern slavery and (11) the year from which women could participate in democracy. Many of these data sets are themselves comprised of multiple factors. The HRETF final score is the average of a country's position across those data sets. Across the world, the five countries with the highest scores, who can truly be said to be protecting their people, are Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand.

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4. The Environment 10

#demographics #human_development #overpopulation #the_environment

AreaSocial & Moral
Higher is better

Points1
Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

%11
Environmental Performance (2018)
Higher is better
12
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)
Higher is better13
Fertility Rate (2013)
2.0 is best
14
Africa...43.4-08.046.407.424.31
Asia...52.807.054.509.142.46
Australasia50.603.455.207.923.26
Baltic States67.406.366.608.781.56
Caribbean...51.807.557.609.032.06
Central America54.4-20.957.311.682.65
Europe...67.115.069.609.801.61
Mediterranean...57.318.365.810.991.99
Melanesia48.400.145.13.57
Micronesia43.900.052.53.33
Middle East...49.127.260.008.822.68
North America54.8-02.258.909.932.26
Polynesia54.109.264.307.633.24
Scandinavia...81.137.076.908.141.91
Small Islands...52.406.657.410.882.65
South America54.803.758.611.812.33
The Americas...54.8-00.258.810.782.29
The Balkans57.412.761.207.811.47
World53.802.856.409.292.81

5. Religion and Beliefs

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

AreaDisbelief In God (2007)
Higher is better15
Religiosity (2009)
Lower is better
%16
Jews (2010)
%17
Christians (2010)
%17
Muslims (2010)
%17
Hindus (2010)
%17
Buddhists (2010)
%17
Folk Religion (2010)
%17
Unaffiliated (2010)
%17
Africa...0.594.70.152.039.21.20.13.93.4
Asia...8.977.31.616.148.05.214.85.08.4
Australasia23.50.189.90.71.50.91.34.4
Baltic States27.332.30.161.80.10.10.10.137.8
Caribbean...11.887.00.289.00.61.50.12.65.4
Central America1.084.30.389.80.20.10.20.98.5
Europe...23.655.20.274.711.50.20.20.113.2
Mediterranean...9.973.63.643.047.70.10.20.15.5
Melanesia0.187.91.95.70.21.22.5
Micronesia0.190.10.20.12.02.71.7
Middle East...1.887.24.611.579.42.80.80.10.8
North America7.277.30.288.40.51.00.22.07.1
Polynesia22.00.193.10.20.30.30.35.3
Scandinavia...39.317.30.178.62.00.20.30.218.8
Small Islands...8.084.80.180.28.32.21.42.14.6
South America2.577.30.282.31.83.40.21.810.1
The Americas...5.377.30.286.70.91.70.22.07.9
The Balkans19.368.30.160.236.70.10.10.13.0
World9.975.10.560.622.42.03.52.77.9

The world averages are calculated from the national percents, and they represent a typical country in the world. It is not recalculated from total world population, but, it tends to be very similar to that value nonetheless.

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Last Modified: 2019 Jan 20
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References: (What's this?)

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.

Helliwell, Layard & Sachs
(2018 Mar 14) World Happiness Report. Date last accessed 2018 Mar 24. Published by the United Nations. An article.

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

Pew Forum. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
(2012) The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010. Published 2012 Dec 18, accessed online 2013 May 01.

United Nations
(2013) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Available on hdr.undp.org/... UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Available on hdr.undp.org/.

Footnotes

  1. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2019)^^^
  2. UN (2017). Table 1. Higher is better.^
  3. UN (2017). Table 1. Lower is better.^
  4. ^
  5. Helliwell, Layard & Sachs (2018 Mar 14). Figure 2.2. Data is an average for years 2015 to 2017.^
  6. UN (2013). Table 14.^
  7. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  8. UN (2013). Table 11.^
  9. "Human Rights" by Vexen Crabtree (2018)^
  10. Added to this page on 2019 Feb 03.^
  11. UN (2017). Dashboard 2. Higher is better - positive numbers represent growth, negative means reduction.^
  12. Yale University Center for Environmental Law & Policy 2018 EPI.^
  13. Purchasing power parity gross domestic product (PPP$ GDP) per kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use. Total primary energy supply (TPES) is made up of production + imports - exports - international marine bunkers - international aviation bunkers +/– stock changes. Data from International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Balances on-line data service, 2016 edition. Obtained via the Global Innovation Index 2017 report, table 3.3.1. Falls under section 3.3, Ecological sustainability.^
  14. UN (2013). Table 14. Births per woman (2012), expressed as deviance (positive or negative) from the value of 2.0.^
  15. Zuckerman, P. (2007). Atheism: contemporary numbers and patterns. In M.Martin (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Atheism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In "Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations" by Lynn et al. (2009)18.^
  16. Gallup (2009) .^
  17. Pew Forum (2011) - data for 2010.19^
  18. Lynn, Harvey & Nyborg (2009) .^
  19. Pew (2012) .^

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