The Human Truth Foundation

Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#slovakia

Slovakia
Slovak Republic
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index35th best
CapitalBratislava
Land Area 48 088km21
LocationEurope
Population5.5m2
Life Expectancy76.41yrs (2017)3
GNI$26 764 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesSK, SVK, 7035
Internet Domain.sk6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+4218

1. Overview

#eu #human_rights #slovakia

Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I, the Slovaks joined the Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Slovak nationalist leaders pushed for autonomy within Czechoslovakia, and in 1939 Slovakia became an independent state allied with Nazi Germany. Following World War II, Czechoslovakia was reconstituted and came under communist rule within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverA land of real spirit, where folk traditions have survived the domination of foreign rulers and where a plethora of castles and chateaux pay testament to untold wars and civil conflicts. Going strong after two decades as an independent state following the breakup of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia out-trumps the Czechs for ancient castles, and boasts nature far wilder than its western neighbours. It savours wine over beer and, in its bashful heartland amid mountains and forests, cradles an entrancing folk culture most European nations have lost.

Slovakia´s small size is possibly its biggest attraction. You can hike woodsy waterfall-filled gorges one day and yodel from peaks soaring more than 2500m the next. Dinky capital Bratislava is awash with quirky museums and backed by thick forests. With its rabbit-warren Old Town, it might just win the world prize for most cafes per city resident.

Don´t leave without heading east, where fortresses tower over tradition-rich medieval towns such as Levoca or Bardejov and hiking trails lace the hills.

Strike up a conversation at a bar and you´ll find an intelligent, engaging and friendly person at the other end. Down a slivovica (firewaterlike plum brandy) and drink a toast for us - nazdravie!

"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 Slovakia's credit that it supports the EU in these actions.

2. Slovakia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development

UN HDI (2016)13
Pos.Lower is better
Rank13
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
37Lithuania37
38Chile38
39Saudi Arabia38
40Slovakia40
41Portugal41
42UAE42
43Hungary43
44Latvia44
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
...
38Slovenia$28 664
39Czechia$28 144
40Trinidad & Tobago$28 049
41Slovakia$26 764
42Estonia$26 362
43Portugal$26 104
44Lithuania$26 006
45Greece$24 808
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
...
32USA56.2
33Malta56.6
34Uruguay56.8
35Slovakia57.0
36Chile58.6
37Latvia61.1
38Romania61.6
39Croatia61.7
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. Slovakia's Demographics

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

Population:

Slovakia's population is predicted to rise to 5.547 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 1.36. 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
...
113Singapore5.8m
114Denmark5.8m
115Finland5.5m
116Slovakia5.5m
117Norway5.3m
118Congo, (Brazzaville)5.2m
119Costa Rica5.0m
120Palestine4.9m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy (2015)14
Pos.Higher is better
Years14
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
51Bahrain76.72
52Bosnia & Herzegovina76.63
53Argentina76.46
54Slovakia76.41
55Montenegro76.40
56Antigua & Barbuda76.24
57Ecuador76.12
58China75.96
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
102Macedonia1.40
103Fiji2.61
104S. Korea1.38
105Slovakia1.36
106Botswana2.64
107Kyrgyzstan2.64
108Austria1.35
109Egypt2.65
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)18
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10018
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
143Belarus30.3
144Ukraine30.8
145Australia31.3
146Slovakia31.6
147Albania31.8
148Norway32.2
149Iceland32.5
150Serbia32.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)19
Pos.
%19
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
99Uzbekistan3.6%
100Rwanda3.6%
101Moldova3.5%
102Slovakia3.4%
103Turkmenistan3.4%
104Iran3.3%
105Kyrgyzstan3.3%
106Chad3.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants (2010)20
Pos.
%20
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
70Haiti9.9%
71San Marino9.9%
72Burkina Faso9.7%
73Slovakia9.6%
74Morocco9.3%
75Sri Lanka9.1%
76Somalia8.7%
77Kuwait8.5%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Slovakia's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#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
...
23Ireland35.8
24Costa Rica36.0
25Slovenia36.8
26Slovakia40.2
27Portugal40.8
28Chile41.1
29Estonia42.6
30Argentina44.0
31Malta44.0
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
...
21Italy5
22Slovenia5
23Austria5
24Slovakia5
25Latvia5
26Lithuania5
27USA4
28Croatia4
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)24
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties24
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
34Namibia20
35Ukraine20
36Macedonia20
37Slovakia20
38Honduras20
39S. Africa20
40Liechtenstein20
41Iceland20
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag (2019)25
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty25
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
114Dominica11.14
115Benin11.15
116Chad11.23
117Slovakia11.24
118Burundi11.27
119Qatar11.34
120Vatican City11.34
121Latvia11.39
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)26
Pos.Lower is better
Rank26
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
24Latvia24
25Iceland25
26Taiwan26
27Slovakia27
28Italy28
29Chile29
30Romania30
31France31
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom (2013)27
Pos.Lower is better27
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
20Canada1269
21Belgium1294
22Poland1311
23Slovakia1325
24Cyprus1383
25Cape Verde1433
26Australia1524
27Uruguay1592
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery (2018)28
Pos.Lower is better
% Victims28
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
...
56Barbados0.27
57China0.28
58S. Africa0.28
59Slovakia0.29
60Czechia0.29
61Guatemala0.29
62Nicaragua0.29
63Senegal0.29
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Slovakia is on the way towards ending gender inequality and has been striving towards this end for quite some time.

See:

Gender Inequality (2015)29
Pos.Lower is better29
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
36Macedonia0.16
37China0.16
38Libya0.17
39Slovakia0.18
40Serbia0.18
41Latvia0.19
42Kazakhstan0.20
43USA0.20
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
9Estonia1918
10Kyrgyzstan1918
11Austria1919
12Slovakia1919
13Belarus1919
14Germany1919
15Netherlands1919
16Ukraine1919
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality (2017)30
Pos.Higher is better
Score30
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
43Italy40
44Greece39
45Czechia39
46Slovakia39
47Romania39
48San Marino35
49Montenegro35
50Guatemala35
World Avg12.6
q=196.

5. Slovakia's Health

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

Health (2020)31,22
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank31,22
1Hong Kong18.0
2Singapore41.5
3Maldives43.3
...
46Cyprus79.3
47Slovenia79.8
48Tunisia80.0
49Slovakia80.1
50Israel80.8
51UK80.9
52Hungary81.0
53Brazil81.0
54Macedonia81.5
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:

Slovakia does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Slovakia comes in the best 20 when it comes to its fertility rate17. It does better than average in its immunizations take-up32, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33, its average life expectancy14 (but bad for Europe) and in its adolescent birth rate29 (but high for Europe). Slovakia does not succeed in everything, however. It does worse than average in its suicide rate34, its smoking rate35 and in its alcohol consumption rate36. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the past 40 years.
Life Expectancy (2015)14
Pos.Higher is better
Years14
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
51Bahrain76.72
52Bosnia & Herzegovina76.63
53Argentina76.46
54Slovakia76.41
55Montenegro76.40
56Antigua & Barbuda76.24
57Ecuador76.12
58China75.96
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Alcohol Consumption (2016)36
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita36
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
166Hungary11.4
167UK11.5
168Gabon11.5
169Slovakia11.5
170Switzerland11.5
171Austria11.6
172Estonia11.6
173Poland11.6
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
102Macedonia1.40
103Fiji2.61
104S. Korea1.38
105Slovakia1.36
106Botswana2.64
107Kyrgyzstan2.64
108Austria1.35
109Egypt2.65
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates (2014)35
Pos.Higher is worse35
182Montenegro4 125
181Belarus3 831
180Lebanon3 023
...
158Switzerland1 634
157Tunisia1 628
156Romania1 620
155Slovakia1 618
154Turkey1 581
153Armenia1 545
152Kuwait1 517
151Bulgaria1 505
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate (2013)34
Pos.
Per 100k34
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
63Romania24.5
64Bulgaria25
65Sweden25.5
66Slovakia25.7
67Czechia28.3
68Suriname28.7
69Hong Kong29.7
70Poland30.5
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
49Singapore49
50Ecuador50
51Israel51
52Slovakia52
53Bulgaria53
54Panama54
55Ukraine55
56S. Africa56
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults (2016)37
Pos.Lower is better
%37
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
104Ecuador56.0
105Bolivia56.1
106Slovenia56.1
107Slovakia56.2
108Sweden56.4
109Brazil56.5
110Germany56.8
111Vanuatu57.1
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
...
59Hungary18.0
60Belarus18.2
61Serbia19.0
62Slovakia20.2
63Brunei21.0
64Bhutan21.4
65Djibouti21.5
66Albania21.7
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)32
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %32
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
33Andorra97.1
34Russia97.0
35Guyana97.0
36Slovakia97.0
37Kyrgyzstan96.7
38Brazil96.7
39Jordan96.6
40Brunei96.6
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Slovakia's Modernity and Learning

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

Modernity and Learning (2020)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Finland8.0
2Belgium9.1
3Denmark10.0
...
34Italy33.5
35Argentina33.7
36Russia37.1
37Slovakia38.9
38Turkey40.0
39Croatia40.0
40Ukraine41.9
41Bulgaria42.7
42Chile43.3
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
...
34Turkey1.0139
35Lithuania0.9540
36Poland0.9439
37Slovakia0.8939
38Malta0.8940
39Greece0.8439
40India0.8241
41Croatia0.8140
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education (2018)42
Pos.Higher is better42
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
4Canada100.0%
5Finland100.0%
6Iceland100.0%
7Uzbekistan99.9%
8Czechia99.8%
9Slovakia99.3%
10Latvia99.2%
11Kazakhstan98.6%
12Kyrgyzstan98.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling (2018)43
Pos.Higher is better
Years43
1Australia22.1
2Belgium19.7
3Finland19.3
...
65Oman14.7
66Thailand14.7
67Colombia14.6
68Slovakia14.5
69Fiji14.4
70Brunei14.4
71Cuba14.4
72Tonga14.3
World Avg13.2
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
39Portugal39
40Spain40
41Italy41
42Slovakia42
43Marshall Islands43
44S. Korea44
45Morocco45
46Belarus46
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading (2015)44
Pos.Higher is better
Score44
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
39Israel1416
40Argentina140645
41Malta1391
42Slovakia1389
43Greece1376
44Chile1329
45Bulgaria1319
46Romania1313
World Avg1389
q=70.
IQ (2006)46
Pos.Higher is better46
1Hong Kong108
2Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
35Moldova96
36Uruguay96
37Slovenia96
38Slovakia96
39Portugal95
40Israel95
41Kazakhstan94
42Vietnam94
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)47
Pos.Higher is better47
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
30Bahamas85%
31Puerto Rico83%
32Singapore83%
33Slovakia83%
34Spain82%
35Austria81%
36Ireland81%
37Barbados80%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)48
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio48
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
48Bulgaria1.3
49S. Korea1.2
50Dominican Rep.1.1
51Slovakia0.8
52Hong Kong0.7
53Spain0.6
54St Kitts & Nevis0.6
55Nauru0.5
World Avg3.82
q=176.

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
49
Pos.Lower is better49
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
124Congo, (Brazzaville)104.75
125Bosnia & Herzegovina107
126Algeria109
127Slovakia110.5
128Ecuador111
129Egypt112.25
130Croatia113
131Chad113.75
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.
Corruption (2012-2016)50
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score50
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
53Czechia51.8
54Malaysia50.0
55Namibia50.0
56Slovakia49.0
57Jordan48.6
58Bahrain48.4
59Croatia48.4
60Saudi Arabia47.4
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Happiness (2018)51
Pos.Higher is better51
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
36Spain6.3
37Colombia6.3
38Trinidad & Tobago6.2
39Slovakia6.2
40El Salvador6.2
41Nicaragua6.1
42Poland6.1
43Bahrain6.1
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity and Culture (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
17Latvia17
18Barbados18
19Hungary19
20Slovakia20
21Poland21
22Norway22
23Lithuania23
24St Lucia24
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
139Antigua & Barbuda139
140Afghanistan140
141Belize141
142Slovakia142
143Tanzania143
144St Vincent & Grenadines144
145Samoa145
146Jamaica146
World Avg82.0
q=163.

8. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index (2012)52
Pos.Lower is better52
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
23Singapore1.52
24Poland1.52
25Spain1.55
26Slovakia1.59
27Taiwan1.60
28Netherlands1.61
29UK1.61
30Chile1.62
World Avg2.02
q=157.
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
110Panama110
111Equatorial Guinea111
112Botswana112
113Slovakia113
114Suriname114
115Greece115
116Trinidad & Tobago116
117Benin117
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
49Argentina49
50Brazil50
51Dominican Rep.51
52Slovakia52
53UAE53
54Macedonia54
55Zambia55
56Lithuania56
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism (2019)12
Pos.Lower is better
Score12
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
19Panama0.04
20Guyana0.04
21UAE0.05
22Slovakia0.06
23Norway0.08
24Lesotho0.10
25Liberia0.11
26Moldova0.12
World Avg2.78
q=150.

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #over-exploitation #the_environment

Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)53
Pos.Higher is better
%53
1Iceland205.6
2Bahrain144.4
3Uruguay131.3
...
73Seychelles01.1
74Palestine01.0
75Tajikistan01.0
76Slovakia01.0
77Russia00.8
78Sweden00.8
79Mongolia00.1
80Japan00.0
World Avg02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance (2018)54
Pos.Higher is better54
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
25Canada72.2
26Portugal71.9
27USA71.2
28Slovakia70.6
29Lithuania69.3
30Bulgaria67.9
31Costa Rica67.9
32Qatar67.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)55
Pos.Higher is better55
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
56Argentina09.35
57Pakistan09.26
58Montenegro09.17
59Slovakia09.09
60Jordan09.09
61Slovenia08.85
62Sweden08.62
63Belgium08.47
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
76Romania1994 Nov 15
77Austria1994 Nov 16
78Indonesia1994 Nov 21
79Slovakia1994 Nov 23
80Costa Rica1994 Nov 24
81Nigeria1994 Nov 27
82Guyana1994 Nov 27
83Ghana1994 Nov 27
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment (2011)56
Pos.Higher is better
%56
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
90Austria31.8%
91Azerbaijan31.7%
92Guinea31.2%
93Slovakia31.1%
94Guyana30.1%
95Egypt30.1%
96Macedonia30.1%
97Senegal29.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy (2019)57
Pos.Higher is worse57
184Chad40.90
183Central African Rep.40.10
182Sierra Leone39.00
...
41Bosnia & Herzegovina5.40
40UAE5.20
39Cuba5.10
38Slovakia5.00
37Serbia4.90
36Malta4.60
35Canada4.60
34Belarus4.40
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)58
Pos.Lower is better
%58
1Ukraine25.0
2Belarus25.4
3Slovenia25.4
4Czechia25.9
5Moldova25.9
6Slovakia26.5
7Finland27.1
8Kyrgyzstan27.3
9Kazakhstan27.5
10Norway27.5
11Algeria27.6
12Belgium27.7
World Avg38.1
q=152.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Disbelief In God (2007)59
Pos.Higher is better
%59
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
25Ukraine20
26Mongolia20
27Austria18
28Slovakia17
29Switzerland17
30Belarus17
31Greece16
32Iceland16
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 below60:

Christian85.3%
Muslim0.2%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated14.3%

By adding up the Pew Forum data for the major monotheistic religions we can see that these make up 85.6% of the population. Yet there are simply too many who disbelieve in God for this to be true (17%). 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!).

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)61.

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