The Human Truth Foundation

Angola (Republic of Angola)

https://www.humantruth.info/angola.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#angola #iceland

Angola
Republic of Angola
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index185th best
CapitalLuanda
Land Area1 246 700km21
LocationAfrica
Population30.8m2
Life Expectancy61.64yrs (2017)3
GNI$5 466 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesAO, AGO, 245
Internet Domain.ao6
CurrencyKwanza (AOA)7
Telephone+2448

1. Overview

#portugal

Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverFronting the Atlantic and stretching into the interior of the mighty continent, Angola is nothing if not diverse, a land of traumatic history and startling natural treasures. [...] Angola is an eye-opener - in more ways than one. Scarred painfully by years of debilitating warfare and practically untouched by foreign visitors since the early 1970s, the country remains remote, with few observers privy to its geographic highlights and vast cultural riches.Despite advancements in infrastructure and a dramatically improved security situation, travel in Angola remains the preserve of adventurers... [but with] the transport network gradually recovering and wildlife being shipped in to repopulate decimated national parks, the signs of recovery are more than just a mirage. ... Chill out on expansive beaches, sample the solitude in virgin wildlife parks or sift through the ruins of Portuguese colonialism.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Angola National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
145Equatorial Guinea0.596
146=Zimbabwe0.593
146=Cambodia0.593
148Angola0.586
149Myanmar (Burma)0.585
150Syria0.577
151Cameroon0.576
152Kenya0.575
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
132Ghana$5 745
133Nicaragua$5 625
134Bangladesh$5 472
135Angola$5 466
136Samoa$5 308
137Honduras$5 298
138Ivory Coast$5 217
139Mauritania$5 075
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
182Papua New Guinea124.9
183Yemen125.0
184Sudan126.9
185Angola127.9
186Congo, DR128.2
187Nauru129.2
188Afghanistan131.3
189Central African Rep.131.6
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
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. Angola's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Angola's population is predicted to fall to 30 801 000 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 5.19. 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.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
42Uzbekistan32.5m
43Peru32.0m
44Malaysia31.5m
45Angola30.8m
46Ghana29.8m
47Mozambique29.5m
48Venezuela28.9m
49Yemen28.5m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
166Gambia62.1
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
166Angola5.19
167Rwanda5.30
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
3=Burkina Faso04.7
5Sierra Leone04.8
6=Zambia04.8
7Eritrea04.9
8=Gambia04.9
9Angola05.0
10=Afghanistan05.0
10=Zimbabwe05.0
12Nigeria05.1
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
123Cameroon2.2%
124Bulgaria2.2%
125Kenya2.2%
126Angola2.1%
127Liberia2.1%
128Mali2.1%
129Georgia2.0%
130Guyana2.0%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
140Botswana3.2%
141Spain3.0%
142Central African Rep.2.9%
143Angola2.8%
144France2.8%
145Costa Rica2.7%
146Rwanda2.6%
147Pakistan2.5%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#angola #diamonds #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
178Zimbabwe134.3
179Saudi Arabia134.5
180Samoa135.9
181Angola136.0
182Vanuatu137.8
183=Palestine138.0
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Angola is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Angola does worse than average when it comes to commentary in Human Rights Watch reports18 (still high for Africa), speed of uptake of HR treaties19, supporting press freedom20, its nominal commitment to Human Rights21, freethought22 and in LGBT equality23. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in terms of supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms24. Diamond extraction in Angola relies upon forced labour and child labour, and has done for decades25. Angola's security forces continue to use excessive force with almost no action taken by the government against even serious abusers26.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Angola's Health

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

Compared to Africa (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
46Mali122.1
47Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
48Namibia125.9
49Gabon131.3
50Ivory Coast132.6
51Angola133.1
52Equatorial Guinea136.5
53Nigeria142.1
54S. Sudan146.5
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
187Iraq130.9
188Gabon131.3
189Ivory Coast132.6
190Angola133.1
191Nauru134.8
192Equatorial Guinea136.5
193Nigeria142.1
194Palau146.0
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives28. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau28.

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 The Mediterranean28, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa28.

For more, see:

Health:

Angola is amongst the unhealthiest places in the world, causing serious issues for most of its citizens. Angola does better than average in terms of its smoking rate29 (but high for Africa). But unfortunately Angola gets most other things wrong. It does worse than average in its alcohol consumption rate30 and in its average life expectancy11. It sits amongst the bottom 20 in terms of its fertility rate13, its immunizations take-up31 and in its adolescent birth rate32 (amongst the highest in Africa). And finally, it is the worst in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Angola in 1990 was the fourth lowest in the world, at 41.9yrs, declining to 3rd-worst in 1992-3. But it improved greatly, by +20.6yrs, in the 30 years from then, well over double the global average improvement of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
166Gambia62.1
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
173Zambia61.2
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
30
Pos.2016
Per Capita30
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
95=Guyana6.3
95=Peru6.3
97Bosnia & Herzegovina6.4
98=Angola6.4
99Mexico6.5
100Philippines6.6
101Cambodia6.7
102=Belize6.8
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
166Angola5.19
167Rwanda5.30
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
29
Pos.201429
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
77Djibouti 476
78Ivory Coast 477
79Nicaragua 488
80Angola 489
81Honduras 489
82Brazil 492
83Senegal 504
84Pakistan 511
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
156Libya156
157Papua New Guinea157
158Belize158
159Algeria159
160Senegal160
161Mauritania161
162St Vincent & Grenadines162
163Angola163
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
27=Comoros27.1
27=Bhutan27.1
29Japan27.2
30Angola27.5
31Philippines27.6
32=Sierra Leone27.7
32=Tanzania27.7
34Zambia27.8
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
32
Pos.2015
Per 100032
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
178Chad133.5
179Ivory Coast135.5
180Malawi136.2
181Mozambique139.7
182Guinea140.6
183Angola164.3
184Mali174.6
185Niger202.4
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
31
Pos.2015
Avg %31
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
173Pakistan73.0
174Liberia72.6
175S. Africa72.5
176=Angola71.9
176=Madagascar71.9
178Iraq70.7
179Afghanistan70.6
180Niger69.7
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Angola's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #energy #food #meat #over-exploitation #sustainability #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
28Equatorial Guinea88.0
29Senegal88.5
30Cape Verde92.3
31Angola93.2
32Togo96.0
33Rwanda96.3
34Central African Rep.96.5
35Namibia99.0
36Guinea-Bissau99.3
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
120Pakistan92.4
121Bhutan92.7
122Bahamas93.0
123Angola93.2
124Myanmar (Burma)93.3
125Kazakhstan95.4
126Estonia95.8
127Togo96.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Angola ranks 123rd in the world with regard to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Angola does better than average in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population36 (one of the best in Africa) and in annual meat consumption per person37. However Angola performs less well in most areas. It does worse than average for its forested percent change 1990-201538 and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in its score on the Green Future Index39 and in its environmental performance40.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
%38
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
122Antigua & Barbuda-04.9
123Congo, DR-04.9
124Peru-05.1
125Angola-05.1
126Singapore-05.2
127Mexico-05.3
128Solomon Islands-06.0
129Mauritius-06.1
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
167Benin38.2
168Afghanistan37.7
169Pakistan37.5
170Angola37.4
171Central African Rep.36.4
172Niger35.7
173Lesotho33.8
174Haiti33.7
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
170Tajikistan1998 Jan 27
171Liechtenstein1998 Feb 17
172Macedonia1998 Mar 02
173Angola1998 Jun 30
174Tonga1998 Aug 17
175Palau1999 Apr 06
176Sao Tome & Principe1999 Dec 28
177UAE2000 May 10
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better36
Pos.2011
%36
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
21Ivory Coast63.7%
22Madagascar62.8%
23Uruguay62.4%
24Angola62.4%
25Bangladesh61.5%
26Mali60.7%
27Venezuela60.1%
28Morocco60.0%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
37
Pos.2021
kg37
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
39Senegal19.3
40Sudan19.9
41=Myanmar (Burma)20.0
41=Angola20.0
43S. Sudan20.2
44Liberia20.3
45Ghana20.9
46Haiti21.6
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, meat consumption per person in Angola was reducing.37

Green Future Index
Higher is better39
Pos.2023
Score39
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
56Saudi Arabia4.1
57Kuwait4.1
58Ethiopia4.0
59Angola4.0
60Egypt4.0
61Dominican Rep.4.0
62Peru4.0
63Turkey3.8
Africa Avg4.0
World Avg4.8
q=76.

The 2023 edition of the Green Futures Index found Angola to have done more than any other country recently (except Iceland) to reduce its carbon emissions.41

7. Angola's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
29Malawi121.6
30Mali124.1
31Togo124.4
32Angola124.8
33Djibouti125.8
34Liberia130.8
35Tanzania132.0
36Mozambique133.8
37=Congo, DR134.7
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
168Syria123.5
169Mali124.1
170Togo124.4
171Angola124.8
172San Marino125.0
173Djibouti125.8
174Myanmar (Burma)127.0
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In the 2000s, Angola increased its expected duration of education by almost 4 years, the tenth-highest rise of any country in that decade; in the 2010s it continued with another 3.5 years, the second-highest increase in the world.43

Secondary Education
Higher is better
44
Pos.201844
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
139Swaziland32.6%
140Morocco32.2%
141Uganda32.1%
142Angola30.2%
143Lesotho30.0%
144Cape Verde29.9%
145Liberia29.0%
146Yemen28.0%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
45
Pos.2021
Years45
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
131Congo, (Brazzaville)12.3
132San Marino12.3
133Botswana12.3
134Angola12.2
135Zimbabwe12.1
136Iraq12.1
137Ghana12.0
138Lesotho12.0
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
156Tanzania156
157Equatorial Guinea157
158Guyana158
159Afghanistan159
160Indonesia160
161Bolivia161
162Iraq162
163Angola163
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better46
Pos.200646
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
123=Chad68
123=Burkina Faso68
123=Somalia68
123=Angola68
127Guinea67
128=Liberia67
128=Haiti67
130Gambia66
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
47
Pos.201647
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
140Sao Tome & Principe26%
141Yemen25%
142Senegal23%
143Angola23%
144Ivory Coast22%
145Honduras22%
146Botswana21%
147Libya21%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
48
Pos.201348
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
70Tanzania1.50
71Maldives1.57
72China1.59
73Angola1.61
74Sri Lanka1.67
75Oman1.72
76Iraq1.84
77Bangladesh1.87
Africa Avg1.07
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
49
Pos.2017
Ratio49
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
94=Cambodia0.0
94=Belarus0.0
94=Azerbaijan0.0
94=Angola0.0
94=Armenia0.0
94=Cape Verde0.0
94=Nigeria0.0
94=Uzbekistan0.0
Africa Avg0.04
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Corruption
Higher is better
50
Pos.2022
Points50
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
118El Salvador33.0
119=Zambia33.0
119=Algeria33.0
119=Angola33.0
119=Philippines33.0
123Kenya32.0
124=Dominican Rep.32.0
124=Niger32.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In 2002, Angola was perceived as being the 3rd-most-corrupt country in the world, and it has maintained a poor profile since then.

Happiness
Higher is better
51
Pos.2018
Score51
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
139Togo4.0
140Guinea4.0
141Lesotho3.8
142Angola3.8
143Madagascar3.8
144Zimbabwe3.7
145Afghanistan3.6
146Botswana3.6
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
145Laos145
146Nigeria146
147Equatorial Guinea147
148Angola148
149Zambia149
150Pakistan150
151Guinea-Bissau151
152Syria152
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
114S. Africa114
115Cape Verde115
116Russia116
117Angola117
118Guyana118
119Colombia119
120Congo, (Brazzaville)120
121Zambia121
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
52
Pos.2023
Score52
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
82Equatorial Guinea2.01
83Dominican Rep.2.02
84=Morocco2.02
84=Angola2.02
86Uzbekistan2.03
87Guinea-Bissau2.05
88=Bangladesh2.05
88=Rwanda2.05
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
116Trinidad & Tobago116
117Benin117
118Venezuela118
119Angola119
120Ivory Coast120
121Kyrgyzstan121
122Guinea122
123Israel123
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
150Burundi150
151Zimbabwe151
152Grenada152
153Angola153
154Guyana154
155Congo, DR155
156Ivory Coast156
157St Lucia157
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
53
Pos.2019
Score53
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
96Sri Lanka3.57
97Canada3.59
98Belgium3.64
99Angola3.78
100Tunisia3.94
101Tajikistan3.95
102Uganda3.96
103Mexico4.08
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better54
Pos.201954
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
166Niger30.90
167Guinea31.30
168=Burkina Faso32.00
168=Angola32.00
170Haiti32.20
171Guinea-Bissau32.30
172Lesotho33.10
173Ivory Coast33.30
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better55
Pos.2017
%55
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
110Turkey41.9
111Congo, DR42.1
112Madagascar42.6
113Angola42.7
114Uganda42.8
115Nigeria43.0
116Togo43.1
117Zimbabwe43.2
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better56
Pos.2018
Severity56
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
79Afghanistan.272
80Tanzania.273
81Sudan.279
82Angola.282
83Gambia.286
84Senegal.288
85Nigeria.291
86Sierra Leone.297
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Disbelief In God (2007)57
Pos.Higher is better
%57
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
64=Poland3
64=Jamaica3
64=India3
67Angola2
68=Chile2
68=Central African Rep.2
68=Tajikistan2
68=Turkmenistan2
68=Indonesia2
73Paraguay1
74=Nicaragua1
74=Bolivia1
74=Colombia1
74=Costa Rica1
74=Honduras1
74=Brazil1
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 below58:

Christian90.5%
Muslim0.2%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion4.2%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated5.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)59.

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