By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|US Virgin Islands|
United States Virgin Islands
|Social and Moral Index||0 best|
|Land Area||350 km21|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||VI, VIR, 8502|
“During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6
My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the US Virgin Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.
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 below7:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%8.
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.
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