The Human Truth Foundation

Slovenia (Republic of Slovenia)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#slovenia

Slovenia
Republic of Slovenia
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index23rd best
CapitalLjubljana
Land Area 20 140km21
LocationEurope, The Mediterranean
Population2.1m2
Life Expectancy80.58yrs (2017)3
GNI$28 664 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesSI, SVN, 7055
Internet Domain.si6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+3868

1. Overview

#eu #human_rights #slovenia

The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverSnow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and an Adriatic coastline inspired by Venice. Throughout Slovenia, a culinary and cultural sophistication hides behind a rural, rustic charm. It´s a pint-sized place, with a surface area of just more than 20,000 sq km and two million people. But `good things come in small packages´, and never was that old chestnut more appropriate than in describing Slovenia. The country has everything from beaches, snowcapped mountains, hills awash in grape vines and wide plains blanketed in sunflowers to Gothic churches, baroque palaces and art nouveau buildings. Its incredible diversity of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can still snow in summer.

The capital, Ljubljana, is a culturally rich city that values livability and sustainability over unfettered growth. This sensitivity towards the environment extends to rural and lesser-developed parts of the country as well. With more than half of its total area covered in forest, Slovenia really is one of the `greenest´ countries in the world.

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

2. Slovenia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development

UN HDI (2016)13
Pos.Lower is better
Rank13
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
22Belgium22
23Finland23
24Austria24
25Slovenia25
26Italy26
27Spain27
28Czechia28
29Greece29
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
...
35Israel$31 215
36Malta$29 500
37Cyprus$29 459
38Slovenia$28 664
39Czechia$28 144
40Trinidad & Tobago$28 049
41Slovakia$26 764
42Estonia$26 362
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
...
20France44.0
21S. Korea45.0
22Italy45.1
23Slovenia47.2
24Hungary48.0
25Czechia49.0
26Portugal50.7
27Estonia51.1
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. Slovenia's Demographics

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

Population:

Slovenia's population is predicted to fall to 2 059 000 by 2030. Developed countries with falling populations face a pension's crises, whereby an incresingly ageing population must be cared for by fewer and fewer workers. Economic stability can be maintained by increasing foreign workers from younger countries. This country has a fertility rate of 1.47. 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
...
144Gabon2.1m
145Lesotho2.1m
146Macedonia2.1m
147Slovenia2.1m
148Latvia1.9m
149Guinea-Bissau1.9m
150Bahrain1.6m
151Trinidad & Tobago1.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy (2015)14
Pos.Higher is better
Years14
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
26Belgium80.98
27UK80.85
28Malta80.73
29Slovenia80.58
30Denmark80.41
31Cyprus80.33
32Liechtenstein80.16
33Costa Rica79.61
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
85Ukraine1.48
86Nicaragua2.52
87Belarus1.47
88Slovenia1.47
89Italy1.47
90Cyprus1.46
91Moldova1.46
92Cuba1.45
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)18
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10018
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
176Greece41.3
177Spain41.4
178Netherlands41.9
179Slovenia42.7
180Finland43.3
181Hong Kong43.7
182Portugal44.7
183Germany47.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)19
Pos.
%19
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
48Barbados12.1%
49Djibouti12.1%
50Netherlands12.1%
51Slovenia11.8%
52Denmark11.5%
53Belarus11.4%
54Montenegro11.3%
55Ukraine11.2%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants (2010)20
Pos.
%20
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
87Uzbekistan7.0%
88Bolivia6.8%
89Guinea-Bissau6.8%
90Slovenia6.5%
91Kiribati6.5%
92Bhutan6.3%
93Tunisia6.3%
94Finland6.2%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Slovenia'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
...
22Poland35.8
23Ireland35.8
24Costa Rica36.0
25Slovenia36.8
26Slovakia40.2
27Portugal40.8
28Chile41.1
29Estonia42.6
30Argentina44.0
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
...
19Spain5
20Malta5
21Italy5
22Slovenia5
23Austria5
24Slovakia5
25Latvia5
26Lithuania5
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)24
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties24
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
4Ecuador23
5Germany23
6Mexico23
7Peru23
8Spain23
9Slovenia23
10Paraguay23
11Serbia23
12Sweden23
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag (2019)25
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty25
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
110Mozambique11.04
111Tajikistan11.08
112Ethiopia11.13
113Slovenia11.13
114Dominica11.14
115Benin11.15
116Chad11.23
117Slovakia11.24
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)26
Pos.Lower is better
Rank26
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
36Spain36
37Hungary37
38Costa Rica38
39Slovenia39
40Bulgaria40
41Singapore40
42Uruguay42
43Georgia43
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom (2013)27
Pos.Lower is better27
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
31Suriname1819
32USA1822
33Lithuania1824
34Slovenia2049
35Spain2050
36France2160
37El Salvador2286
38Latvia2289
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery (2018)28
Pos.Lower is better
% Victims28
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
...
39Sri Lanka0.21
40UK0.21
41Tunisia0.22
42Slovenia0.22
43Suriname0.23
44Spain0.23
45Ecuador0.24
46Italy0.24
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Slovenia is notable for its equality between the sexes.

See:

Gender Inequality (2015)29
Pos.Lower is better29
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
4Sweden0.05
5Iceland0.05
6Norway0.05
7Slovenia0.05
8Finland0.06
9Germany0.07
10S. Korea0.07
11Singapore0.07
12Belgium0.07
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
48France1944
49Bermuda1944
50Jamaica1944
51Slovenia1945
52Croatia1945
53Italy1945
54Senegal1945
55Indonesia1945
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)30
Pos.Lower is better
%30
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
...
37Switzerland26
38Belgium27
39Germany27
40Slovenia27
41Austria28
42Latvia28
43Montenegro29
44Spain29
World Avg36.8
q=101.
LGBT Equality (2017)31
Pos.Higher is better
Score31
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
31Honduras45
32Bolivia45
33Croatia45
34Slovenia45
35Germany44
36USA44
37Monaco40
38Poland40
World Avg12.6
q=196.

5. Slovenia's Health

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

Health (2020)32,22
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32,22
1Hong Kong18.0
2Singapore41.5
3Maldives43.3
...
44Bahrain79.0
45India79.1
46Cyprus79.3
47Slovenia79.8
48Tunisia80.0
49Slovakia80.1
50Israel80.8
51UK80.9
52Hungary81.0
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:

Slovenia does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Slovenia comes in the best 20 for its adolescent birth rate29 (amongst the best in Europe) and in its fertility rate17. It does better than average in its average life expectancy14, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33 (but high for Europe) and in its immunizations take-up34. Slovenia does not succeed in everything, however. It falls into the worst-performing 20 when it comes to its suicide rate35, its smoking rate36 (amongst the highest in Europe) and in its alcohol consumption rate37. The number 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
...
26Belgium80.98
27UK80.85
28Malta80.73
29Slovenia80.58
30Denmark80.41
31Cyprus80.33
32Liechtenstein80.16
33Costa Rica79.61
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Alcohol Consumption (2016)37
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita37
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
175Seychelles12.0
176Belgium12.1
177Portugal12.3
178Slovenia12.6
179France12.6
180Romania12.7
181Bulgaria12.7
182Latvia12.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate (2013)17
Pos.2.0 is best17
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
85Ukraine1.48
86Nicaragua2.52
87Belarus1.47
88Slovenia1.47
89Italy1.47
90Cyprus1.46
91Moldova1.46
92Cuba1.45
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates (2014)36
Pos.Higher is worse36
182Montenegro4 125
181Belarus3 831
180Lebanon3 023
179Macedonia2 732
178Russia2 690
177Slovenia2 637
176Belgium2 353
175Luxembourg2 284
174China2 250
173Bosnia & Herzegovina2 233
172Czechia2 194
171Kazakhstan2 157
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate (2013)35
Pos.
Per 100k35
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
78Serbia38.1
79Finland39
80Belgium39.1
81Slovenia44
82Ukraine44.8
83Latvia48.2
84Japan49.4
85Hungary50.6
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
54Panama54
55Ukraine55
56S. Africa56
57Slovenia57
58Morocco58
59Cyprus59
60Guinea60
61Sierra Leone61
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults (2016)38
Pos.Lower is better
%38
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
103Guatemala55.9
104Ecuador56.0
105Bolivia56.1
106Slovenia56.1
107Slovakia56.2
108Sweden56.4
109Brazil56.5
110Germany56.8
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
4Hong Kong3.2
5Slovenia3.8
6Singapore3.8
7Netherlands4.0
8Denmark4.0
9Japan4.1
10Cyprus5.0
11Sweden5.7
12Norway5.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)34
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %34
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
65Switzerland95.3
66Israel95.2
67Grenada95.2
68Slovenia95.2
69Macedonia95.2
70Belize95.1
71Algeria95.0
72Tuvalu94.9
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Slovenia'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
...
15Netherlands18.6
16Austria18.9
17Iceland19.1
18Slovenia19.5
19Canada20.4
20Singapore21.1
21Hungary21.2
22S. Korea21.5
23Hong Kong21.6
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
...
10Germany2.8440
11USA2.7441
12Belgium2.4640
13Slovenia2.3940
14France2.2640
15Australia2.2542
16Singapore2.0041
17Czechia2.0040
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education (2018)43
Pos.Higher is better43
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
...
11Kazakhstan98.6%
12Kyrgyzstan98.4%
13Georgia98.0%
14Slovenia97.6%
15Armenia97.2%
16Hungary97.2%
17Palau97.1%
18New Zealand96.9%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling (2018)44
Pos.Higher is better
Years44
1Australia22.1
2Belgium19.7
3Finland19.3
...
11Spain17.9
12Argentina17.6
13UK17.4
14Slovenia17.4
15Greece17.3
16Germany17.1
17Saudi Arabia17.0
18Czechia16.8
World Avg13.2
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
7Finland7
8Netherlands8
9Belgium9
10Slovenia10
11Switzerland11
12New Zealand12
13Latvia13
14Bulgaria14
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading (2015)45
Pos.Higher is better
Score45
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
9S. Korea1557
10China154346
11Ireland1528
12Slovenia1528
13Germany1524
14Netherlands1524
15Switzerland1519
16New Zealand1517
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity (2009)47
Pos.Lower is better
%47
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
20S. Korea43
21Kazakhstan43
22Ukraine46
23Slovenia47
24Spain49
25Azerbaijan50
26Israel51
27Uzbekistan51
World Avg75.1
q=114.
IQ (2006)48
Pos.Higher is better48
1Hong Kong108
2Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
34Belarus97
35Moldova96
36Uruguay96
37Slovenia96
38Slovakia96
39Portugal95
40Israel95
41Kazakhstan94
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)49
Pos.Higher is better49
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
50Guam73%
51Poland72%
52Brunei72%
53Slovenia72%
54Cyprus72%
55Russia71%
56Oman71%
57New Caledonia70%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)50
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio50
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
29Guatemala6.9
30Saudi Arabia6.8
31Vietnam5.9
32Slovenia5.4
33Bolivia5.0
34Macau4.2
35Singapore4.0
36Sweden3.8
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
...
40Dominican Rep.35.75
41Northern Cyprus37
42Mongolia38
43Slovenia38.75
44Costa Rica38.75
45Liberia40.67
46Laos41
47Uganda41.25
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.
Corruption (2012-2016)52
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score52
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
36Taiwan61.2
37Poland60.8
38Spain60.0
39Slovenia59.4
40Dominica58.3
41Cape Verde57.8
42Brunei57.7
43Lithuania57.4
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Happiness (2018)53
Pos.Higher is better53
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
48Ecuador6.0
49Belize6.0
50Lithuania6.0
51Slovenia5.9
52Romania5.9
53Latvia5.9
54Japan5.9
55Mauritius5.9
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity and Culture (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
13Finland13
14France14
15Germany15
16Slovenia16
17Latvia17
18Barbados18
19Hungary19
20Slovakia20
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
74Macedonia74
75Oman75
76Dominican Rep.76
77Slovenia77
78Guatemala78
79Tonga79
80Latvia80
81Romania81
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
4Canada1.32
5Japan1.33
6Austria1.33
7Ireland1.33
8Slovenia1.33
9Finland1.35
10Switzerland1.35
11Belgium1.38
12Qatar1.40
World Avg2.02
q=157.
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
156Swaziland156
157Yemen157
158Iraq158
159Bahrain159
160Slovenia160
161Tonga161
162Marshall Islands162
163Guinea-Bissau163
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
15Spain15
16France16
17Cyprus17
18Slovenia18
19New Zealand19
20Luxembourg20
21Ireland21
22Costa Rica22
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism (2019)12
Pos.Lower is better
Score12
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
7Croatia0.00
8Benin0.00
9Mauritania0.00
10Slovenia0.00
11Costa Rica0.00
12Romania0.00
13El Salvador0.00
14Bhutan0.01
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
...
56Latvia05.8
57Uzbekistan05.7
58New Zealand05.1
59Slovenia05.1
60Lebanon04.8
61Gabon04.5
62Ukraine04.1
63Croatia03.8
World Avg02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance (2018)56
Pos.Higher is better56
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
31Costa Rica67.9
32Qatar67.8
33Czechia67.7
34Slovenia67.6
35Trinidad & Tobago67.4
36St Vincent & Grenadines66.5
37Latvia66.1
38Turkmenistan66.1
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)57
Pos.Higher is better57
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
58Montenegro09.17
59Slovakia09.09
60Jordan09.09
61Slovenia08.85
62Sweden08.62
63Belgium08.47
64Guatemala08.47
65India08.40
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
148Bulgaria1996 Jul 16
149Rwanda1996 Aug 27
150St Vincent & Grenadines1996 Sep 01
151Slovenia1996 Oct 07
152Cyprus1996 Oct 08
153Trinidad & Tobago1996 Oct 30
154Congo, (Brazzaville)1996 Oct 30
155Kyrgyzstan1996 Nov 04
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment (2011)58
Pos.Higher is better
%58
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
48Malaysia46.6%
49Mozambique46.5%
50Laos45.3%
51Slovenia45.1%
52Spain44.8%
53Tanzania44.2%
54Bosnia & Herzegovina44.0%
55Congo, (Brazzaville)44.0%
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
...
8Czechia3.00
7Finland3.00
6Japan2.90
5Slovenia2.90
4Sweden2.90
3Hong Kong2.50
2Singapore2.50
1Iceland2.40
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)60
Pos.Lower is better
%60
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

Religiosity (2009)47
Pos.Lower is better
%47
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
20S. Korea43
21Kazakhstan43
22Ukraine46
23Slovenia47
24Spain49
25Azerbaijan50
26Israel51
27Uzbekistan51
World Avg75.1
q=114.
Disbelief In God (2007)61
Pos.Higher is better
%61
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
10Germany42
11UK42
12Cuba40
13Slovenia35
14Bulgaria34
15Hungary32
16Norway31
17S. Korea30
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:

Christian78.4%
Muslim3.6%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated18%

By adding up the Pew Forum data for the major monotheistic religions we can see that these make up 82.1% of the population. Yet there are simply too many who disbelieve in God for this to be true (35%). 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 82.4% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 47% 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: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)63.

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