The Human Truth Foundation

Austria (Republic of Austria)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#austria #venezuela

Austria
Republic of Austria
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index12nd best
CapitalVienna
Land Area 82 409km21
LocationEurope
Population8.9m2
Life Expectancy81.58yrs (2017)3
GNI$53 619 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesAT, AUT, 405
Internet Domain.at6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+438

1. Overview

#germany

Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverAustria is a contrast of spectacular natural landscapes and elegant urban sleeves. One day you´re plunging into an alpine lake, the next you´re exploring a narrow backstreet of Vienna. [...] This is where the Habsburgs built their 600-year empire, and where past glories still shine in the resplendent baroque palaces and chandelier-lit coffee houses of Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg. [... W]hatever it does - mountains, classical music, new media, castles, cake, you name it - Austria does it exceedingly well. Beyond its grandiose cities, Austria´s allure lies outdoors. And whether you´re schussing down the legendary slopes of Kitzbühel, climbing high in the Alps of Tyrol or pedalling along the banks of the sprightly Danube (Donau), you´ll find the kind of inspiring landscapes that no well-orchestrated symphony, camera lens or singing nun could ever quite do justice.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Austria National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
22Israel0.919
23=Malta0.918
23=Slovenia0.918
25Austria0.916
26UAE0.911
27Spain0.905
28France0.903
29Cyprus0.896
Europe Avg0.87
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
...
14Iceland$55 782
15Germany$54 534
16Sweden$54 489
17Austria$53 619
18Kuwait$52 920
19San Marino$52 654
20Belgium$52 293
21Andorra$51 167
Europe Avg$40 512
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
9Switzerland37.2
10Germany37.4
11Australia38.2
12Austria38.6
13UK39.0
14Belgium40.1
15Ireland40.2
16Japan40.5
Europe Avg57.4
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. Austria's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Austria's population is predicted to fall to 8 590 000 by 2030. Developed countries with falling populations face a pension's crises, whereby an increasingly 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 1.35. 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
...
93Honduras9.6m
94Belarus9.5m
95Tajikistan9.1m
96Austria8.9m
97Serbia8.8m
98Papua New Guinea8.6m
99Switzerland8.5m
100Israel8.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
21Ireland82.0
22Belgium81.9
23Netherlands81.7
24Austria81.6
25Denmark81.4
26Cyprus81.2
27Portugal81.0
28San Marino80.9
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
105Slovakia1.36
106Botswana2.64
107Kyrgyzstan2.64
108Austria1.35
109Egypt2.65
110Singapore1.35
111Saudi Arabia2.67
112Portugal1.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
172Croatia39.7
173Malta39.9
174=France40.5
174=Austria40.5
176Greece41.3
177Spain41.4
178Netherlands41.9
179Slovenia42.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
22New Zealand22.7%
23Canada21.5%
24Kazakhstan20.0%
25Austria19.0%
26Sweden17.6%
27Equatorial Guinea17.5%
28Ireland16.9%
29Cyprus16.0%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
83Mali7.6%
84UK7.5%
85Honduras7.5%
86Austria7.1%
87Uzbekistan7.0%
88Bolivia6.8%
89Guinea-Bissau6.8%
90Slovenia6.5%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#Austria #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
4Netherlands15.6
5New Zealand17.3
6Iceland19.9
7Canada21.0
8Austria22.3
9Luxembourg23.7
10Finland23.8
Europe Avg51.4
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Austria performs very well in ensuring human rights and freedom compared to most other countries. Austria comes in the best 20 for commentary in Human Rights Watch reports18, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms19, supporting press freedom20, its nominal commitment to Human Rights21 and in opposing gender inequality22. And finally, it does better than average for LGBT equality23, speed of uptake of HR treaties24, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice25 and in freethought26.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Austria's Health

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

Compared to Europe (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Norway61.0
3=Finland65.3
...
8Luxembourg72.9
9Denmark74.3
10Germany74.4
11Austria74.5
12Sweden75.6
13Iceland76.9
14=Netherlands77.0
15Greece77.4
16Belgium77.9
Europe Avg82.5
q=46.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
28Morocco73.1
29Denmark74.3
30Germany74.4
31Austria74.5
32Iran75.5
33Antigua & Barbuda75.6
34Sweden75.6
35UAE75.8
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:

Austria has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Austria does better than average for its adolescent birth rate22, its average life expectancy11, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance29 and in its immunizations take-up30 (but low for Europe). Austria doesn't do so well in other areas. Austria does worse than average for its fertility rate13 (amongst the worst in Europe). And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in its suicide rate31, its smoking rate32 and in its alcohol consumption rate33. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Austria improved by +6.2yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
21Ireland82.0
22Belgium81.9
23Netherlands81.7
24Austria81.6
25Denmark81.4
26Cyprus81.2
27Portugal81.0
28San Marino80.9
Europe Avg78.36
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
33
Pos.2016
Per Capita33
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
168=Gabon11.5
168=Slovakia11.5
168=Switzerland11.5
171Austria11.6
172=Estonia11.6
172=Poland11.6
174Russia11.7
175Seychelles12.0
Europe Avg10.3
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
105Slovakia1.36
106Botswana2.64
107Kyrgyzstan2.64
108Austria1.35
109Egypt2.65
110Singapore1.35
111Saudi Arabia2.67
112Portugal1.31
Europe Avg1.61
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
32
Pos.201432
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
164Estonia1 775
165Ukraine1 854
166Jordan1 855
167Austria1 988
168S. Korea2 073
169Greece2 086
170Azerbaijan2 114
171Kazakhstan2 157
Europe Avg1 648
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate31
Pos.2013
Per 100k31
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
68Suriname28.7
69Hong Kong29.7
70Poland30.5
71Austria30.9
72Uruguay32.3
73France33.2
74Moldova35.7
75Switzerland36.2
Europe Avg26.99
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
25Qatar25
26Oman26
27Estonia27
28Austria28
29Greece29
30Nicaragua30
31Armenia31
32Bangladesh32
Europe Avg47.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
89S. Africa53.8
90Georgia54.2
91=Switzerland54.3
91=Austria54.3
93Armenia54.4
94Belize54.8
95Haiti54.9
96=St Vincent & Grenadines55.0
Europe Avg58.5
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
22
Pos.2015
Per 100022
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
18Germany6.7
19Maldives6.7
20Tunisia6.8
21Austria7.1
22China7.3
23Greece7.5
24Oman8.1
25Belgium8.2
Europe Avg14.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
30
Pos.2015
Avg %30
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
84Estonia93.9
85N. Korea93.8
86Italy93.8
87Austria93.8
88Argentina93.7
89Bulgaria93.7
90Serbia93.5
91Egypt93.4
Europe Avg92.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Austria's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Europe (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Greece50.4
2Italy51.8
3Germany55.8
...
10=Denmark61.8
11Luxembourg64.2
12Netherlands65.8
13=Austria66.6
14Finland67.4
15=Hungary68.6
16Armenia69.5
17Slovakia69.6
18=UK69.6
Europe Avg79.9
q=43.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
43Netherlands65.8
44Australia66.4
45=Egypt66.6
45=Austria66.6
47Brazil66.8
48Bangladesh67.0
49Finland67.4
50=India68.6
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Austria is 45th in the world in terms of its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is derived from 7 data sets. Austria comes in the best 20 for its environmental performance36. It does better than average for its score on the Green Future Index37 (but bad for Europe), energy to GDP efficiency38, its forested percent change 1990-201539 (but bad for Europe) and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. But, things still need to improve in Austria. Austria does worse than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population40 and in annual meat consumption per person41.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
39
Pos.2015
%39
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
64Iraq+03.3
65USA+02.7
66Georgia+02.6
67Austria+02.5
68Finland+01.8
69Ivory Coast+01.8
70Czechia+01.5
71Germany+01.2
Europe Avg+15.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
36
Pos.201836
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
4Malta80.9
5Sweden80.5
6UK79.9
7Luxembourg79.1
8Austria79.0
9Ireland78.8
10Finland78.6
11Iceland78.6
12Spain78.4
Europe Avg69.6
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better38
Pos.201438
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
29=Egypt11.76
29=El Salvador11.76
31Romania11.49
32=Austria11.24
32=Germany11.24
32=Greece11.24
32=Tunisia11.24
36Indonesia11.11
Europe Avg09.80
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
74Grenada1994 Nov 09
75Kiribati1994 Nov 14
76Romania1994 Nov 15
77Austria1994 Nov 16
78Indonesia1994 Nov 21
79Slovakia1994 Nov 23
80Costa Rica1994 Nov 24
81=Nigeria1994 Nov 27
Europe Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better40
Pos.2011
%40
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
87Kyrgyzstan32.0%
88Georgia31.9%
89Australia31.8%
90Austria31.8%
91Azerbaijan31.7%
92Guinea31.2%
93Slovakia31.1%
94Guyana30.1%
Europe Avg33.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
41
Pos.2021
kg41
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
134Norway74.7
135Mexico75.4
136Cyprus75.8
137Austria76.4
138Germany76.6
139Greece76.8
140Serbia77.6
141Russia78.4
Europe Avg71.1
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, meat consumption per person in Austria was well above the global average (of 49kgs per year), putting unnecessary strain on water supplies and the environment. But it reduced this during the 2010s more than any other country (except Venezuela and Saint Lucia).41

Green Future Index
Higher is better37
Pos.2023
Score37
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
19USA5.4
20=Switzerland5.4
20=Poland5.4
22Austria5.4
23Bulgaria5.3
24Costa Rica5.3
25S. Africa5.2
26Uruguay5.1
Europe Avg5.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Austria's Modernity and Learning

#education #english #intelligence #maths #modernity #religion #religiosity #research #science #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Europe (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Switzerland15.1
3Estonia15.8
...
7Sweden18.6
8Germany18.6
9Iceland19.6
10Austria19.6
11Norway21.0
12Slovenia21.3
13UK21.5
14Ireland21.7
15=Faroe Islands24.0
Europe Avg41.2
q=49.
Modernity & Learning (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
10Germany18.6
11Australia19.2
12Iceland19.6
13Austria19.6
14Norway21.0
15Slovenia21.3
16UK21.5
17Canada21.6
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2943
2Israel4.1143
3Japan3.5843
4Finland3.1743
5Sweden3.1643
6Denmark3.0543
7Taiwan3.0143
8Austria3.0044
9Switzerland2.9645
10Germany2.8443
11USA2.7446
12Belgium2.4643
Europe Avg1.32
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
47
Pos.201847
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
1=Canada100.0%
1=Finland100.0%
1=Iceland100.0%
7Uzbekistan99.9%
8Czechia99.8%
9Slovakia99.3%
10Latvia99.2%
11Kazakhstan98.6%
12Kyrgyzstan98.4%
Europe Avg88.3%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
48
Pos.2021
Years48
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
36Israel16.1
37Tonga16.0
38Poland16.0
39Austria16.0
40Estonia15.9
41Thailand15.9
42France15.8
43Palau15.8
Europe Avg16.1
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
4Denmark4
5UK5
6Austria6
7Finland7
8Netherlands8
9Belgium9
10Slovenia10
11Switzerland11
12New Zealand12
Europe Avg31.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
49
Pos.2015
Score49
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
24Portugal1491
25=France1487
25=Sweden1487
27Austria1477
28Russia1476
29Spain1475
30Czechia1472
31USA1463
Europe Avg1417
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity
Lower is better
50
Pos.2018
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
11=Latvia11
11=France11
11=Belgium11
14Austria12
15Hungary14
16Albania15
17=Lithuania16
17=S. Korea16
Europe Avg25.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better51
Pos.200651
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
10=Mongolia101
11Netherlands100
12=Norway100
12=Austria100
12=UK100
15New Zealand99
16=Poland99
16=Germany99
Europe Avg96.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
52
Pos.201652
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
32=Singapore83%
32=Slovakia83%
34Spain82%
35Austria81%
36Ireland81%
37Barbados80%
38Hungary80%
39Kuwait80%
Europe Avg76.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
53
Pos.2017
Ratio53
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
24Czechia10.1
25New Zealand9.7
26Romania8.7
27Austria7.5
28Hungary7.4
29Guatemala6.9
30Saudi Arabia6.8
31Vietnam5.9
Europe Avg8.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Austria has a good long-term record on keeping corruption low.

World Giving Index
Higher is better
54
Pos.2022
%54
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
34=Macedonia45.0
34=Venezuela45.0
34=Norway45.0
34=Austria45.0
38Sri Lanka44.0
39=Ethiopia44.0
39=Bosnia & Herzegovina44.0
39=Paraguay44.0
Europe Avg39.0
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
55
Pos.2022
Points55
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
19Japan73.0
20=Belgium73.0
21France72.0
22Austria71.0
23Seychelles70.0
24USA69.0
25=Taiwan68.0
25=Bhutan68.0
Europe Avg57.61
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
56
Pos.2018
Score56
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
9Sweden7.3
10Australia7.3
11Israel7.2
12Austria7.1
13Costa Rica7.1
14Ireland7.0
15Germany7.0
16Belgium6.9
Europe Avg6.06
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
4Switzerland4
5Sweden5
6Denmark6
7Austria7
8Ireland8
9Czechia9
10Luxembourg10
11UK11
12Portugal12
Europe Avg35.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
10Croatia10
11Georgia11
12Philippines12
13Austria13
14Germany14
15Albania15
16Togo16
17France17
Europe Avg42.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
57
Pos.2023
Score57
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
4New Zealand1.31
5Austria1.32
6Singapore1.33
7Portugal1.33
8Slovenia1.33
9Japan1.34
10Switzerland1.34
11Canada1.35
12Czechia1.38
Europe Avg1.70
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
62Grenada62
63Kenya63
64Denmark64
65Austria65
66Ghana66
67Sweden67
68Congo, (Brazzaville)68
69Bulgaria69
Europe Avg84.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
4Sweden4
5Malta5
6Australia6
7Norway7
8Finland8
9Denmark9
10Switzerland10
11Canada11
12UK12
Europe Avg37.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
58
Pos.2019
Score58
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
64Kyrgyzstan1.47
65Ghana1.56
66Kazakhstan1.57
67Austria1.66
68Argentina1.68
69Madagascar1.96
70Finland2.03
71Haiti2.18
Europe Avg1.62
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better59
Pos.201959
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
23Cyprus3.60
24=Denmark3.60
25Australia3.70
26=Austria3.70
27France3.80
28=Germany3.80
29UK4.10
30Hungary4.20
Europe Avg4.86
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better60
Pos.2017
%60
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
20Malta29.4
21Iraq29.5
22Hungary30.4
23Austria30.5
24=Sao Tome & Principe30.8
24=Poland30.8
26Croatia31.1
27S. Korea31.6
Europe Avg31.5
World Avg38.1
q=152.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religion_in_austria #religiosity #secularisation

Religiosity (2018)50
Pos.Lower is better
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
11=Latvia11
11=France11
11=Belgium11
14Austria12
15Hungary14
16Albania15
17=Lithuania16
17=S. Korea16
17=Russia16
20Australia18
21=Vietnam18
22Bulgaria19
23=Norway19
24Netherlands20
25=Italy21
25=Belarus21
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)61
Pos.Higher is better
%61
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
24=Latvia20
24=Ukraine20
24=Mongolia20
27Austria18
28=Slovakia17
28=Switzerland17
28=Belarus17
31Greece16
32=Iceland16
33Spain15
34=Israel15
35Armenia14
36=Lithuania13
36=Singapore13
38Kazakhstan12
39=China12
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:

Christian80.4%
Muslim5.4%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.2%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.2%
Unaffiliated13.5%

By adding up the Pew Forum data for the major monotheistic religions we can see that these make up 86% of the population. Yet there are simply too many who disbelieve in God for this to be true (18%). 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 86.4% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 12% 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: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)63.

Freedom of Religion and Belief: "The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of religion or belief" but "there are some restrictions on speech that might offend religious feelings" which are sometimes abused to protect Christians, at the expense of others.64

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