The Human Truth Foundation

Burundi (Republic of Burundi)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#burundi

Burundi
Republic of Burundi
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index181st best
CapitalBujumbura
Land Area 25 680km21
LocationAfrica
Population11.2m2
Life Expectancy61.66yrs (2017)3
GNI$0 732 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesBI, BDI, 1085
Internet Domain.bi6
CurrencyFranc (BIF)7
Telephone+2578

1. Overview

Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The government of President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, who was reelected in 2010, continues to face many political and economic challenges.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverA pint-sized country with a traumatic past but a forward-looking and welcoming people, Burundi is emerging from the fog of its civil war. Tiny Burundi is an incongruous mix of soaring mountains, languid lakeside communities and a tragic past blighted by ethnic conflict. While similar Hutu-Tutsi conflicts have been soothed in Rwanda by removing historical tribal labels, Burundi has chosen a different path, one of open dialogue and good-hearted debate.

Now the word is out that the war is over, Burundi is receiving a trickle of travellers and the country is safer now than it has been for years. Its steamy capital, Bujumbura, has a lovely location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, and just outside the city are some of the finest inland beaches on the continent. For those inclined to adventure, its jungle-clad volcanoes offer lung-busting escapades tracking chimpanzees.

Burundians also have an irrepressible joie de vivre, and their smiles are as infectious as a rhythm laid down by any of the Les Tambourinaires drummers for which the country is famous.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Burundi National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
184Burkina Faso0.449
185Mozambique0.446
186Mali0.428
187Burundi0.426
188Central African Rep.0.404
189Niger0.400
190Chad0.394
191S. Sudan0.385
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
...
186Liberia$1 289
187Niger$1 240
188Mozambique$1 198
189Congo, DR$1 076
190Somalia$1 018
191Central African Rep.$0 966
192S. Sudan$0 768
193Burundi$0 732
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
...
178Guinea-Bissau123.0
179Mauritania123.1
180Comoros124.0
181Burundi124.1
182Papua New Guinea124.9
183Yemen125.0
184Sudan126.9
185Angola127.9
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. Burundi's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Burundi's population is predicted to rise to 11.44 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 4.10. 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
...
78Belgium11.5m
79Bolivia11.4m
80Cuba11.3m
81Burundi11.2m
82Haiti11.1m
83S. Sudan11.0m
84Czechia10.7m
85Dominican Rep.10.6m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
165Djibouti62.3
166Gambia62.1
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
141Ethiopia3.91
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
145Ivory Coast4.27
146Eritrea4.28
147Palestine4.31
148Cameroon4.33
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
21Niger05.8
22=Congo, DR05.8
22=Benin05.8
24Burundi05.9
25=Liberia05.9
26Iraq06.0
27=Guinea06.1
27=Guinea-Bissau06.1
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
106Chad3.3%
107Tajikistan3.1%
108Cape Verde2.8%
109Burundi2.8%
110Chile2.7%
111Micronesia2.6%
112Azerbaijan2.6%
113Kiribati2.6%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
122S. Korea4.3%
123Belgium4.2%
124Syria4.2%
125Burundi4.2%
126Panama4.0%
127Norway3.8%
128Bahrain3.7%
129Gambia3.7%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#Burundi #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
...
162Yemen123.4
163Sao Tome & Principe123.5
164Iraq124.4
165Burundi126.1
166Congo, DR126.7
167Malaysia127.2
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Burundi 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. Burundi does better than average in terms of its nominal commitment to Human Rights18. When it comes to most other metrics, Burundi does not do well. It does worse than average in opposing gender inequality19 (still good for Africa), speed of uptake of HR treaties20, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms21, supporting press freedom22, freethought23 and in LGBT equality24. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in commentary in Human Rights Watch reports25 (amongst the lowest in Africa). In 2017, government forces persecuted political opponents, and they and the Imbonerakure "were responsible for numerous killings, disappearances, ab-ductions, acts of torture, rapes, and arbitrary arrests"26 and a Human Rights Council affiliated body stated that it beliefs crimes against humanity have been committed in Burundi since April 201526

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Burundi'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
4Tunisia80.1
5Algeria87.3
6=Burundi87.4
7Libya90.5
8Sudan91.2
9Rwanda91.9
10Ethiopia93.3
11Sao Tome & Principe93.6
12Djibouti95.7
13Cape Verde97.3
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
75Kiribati87.0
76Algeria87.3
77=Ireland87.4
77=Burundi87.4
79Nicaragua87.5
80=Guyana87.5
81Pakistan88.5
82New Zealand88.8
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:

Burundi has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Burundi comes in the best 20 for its smoking rate29. It does better than average for its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance30, its adolescent birth rate19 and in its immunizations take-up31. Burundi does not succeed in everything, however. Burundi does worse than average in its alcohol consumption rate32, its fertility rate13 (still low for Africa) and in its average life expectancy11. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Burundi in 1990 was the tenth lowest in the world, at 44.9yrs. But it improved greatly, by +17.5yrs, 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
...
165Djibouti62.3
166Gambia62.1
167Afghanistan62.0
168Burundi61.7
169Angola61.6
170Togo61.6
171Niger61.6
172Kenya61.4
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
32
Pos.2016
Per Capita32
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
108=Paraguay7.2
109Mongolia7.4
110=Albania7.5
110=Burundi7.5
110=Italy7.5
110=Norway7.5
114Kazakhstan7.7
115=Congo, (Brazzaville)7.8
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
...
141Ethiopia3.91
142Ghana4.03
143Solomon Islands4.08
144Burundi4.10
145Ivory Coast4.27
146Eritrea4.28
147Palestine4.31
148Cameroon4.33
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
29
Pos.201429
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
16Afghanistan 84
17Lesotho 88
18Trinidad & Tobago 97
19Burundi 98
20Tanzania 101
21Liberia 104
22Niger 105
23Sao Tome & Principe 111
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
71Liberia71
72Kazakhstan72
73Egypt73
74=Burundi74
74=Cameroon74
76Malta76
77Guatemala77
78Sri Lanka78
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better33
Pos.2016
%33
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
7Cambodia21.7
8=Niger22.0
8=Eritrea22.0
10Burundi22.2
11Uganda22.4
12Afghanistan23.0
13Chad23.1
14Burkina Faso23.2
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
19
Pos.2015
Per 100019
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
77Iran26.7
78Turkey27.6
79Kazakhstan27.9
80Burundi28.3
81Mauritius28.5
82Bahamas29.6
83UAE29.7
84Grenada30.5
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
...
90Serbia93.5
91Egypt93.4
92Cape Verde93.4
93Burundi93.3
94Chile93.3
95Georgia93.1
96New Zealand92.9
97Nauru92.9
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Burundi's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Africa (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
37Comoros99.5
38Niger100.7
39Congo, DR101.8
40Burundi102.0
41Swaziland102.3
42Botswana106.8
43S. Africa106.8
44Lesotho109.7
45Sao Tome & Principe110.3
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
137Jamaica99.7
138Niger100.7
139Congo, DR101.8
140Burundi102.0
141Swaziland102.3
142Macedonia102.8
143=Micronesia103.0
143=Solomon Islands103.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Burundi ranks 140th in the world with regard to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 5 data sets. Burundi does the second-best in terms of annual meat consumption per person35. It does better than average in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population36. Burundi does worse than average in its forested percent change 1990-201537 (still high for Africa) and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. And finally, it is the worst in its environmental performance38.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
37
Pos.2015
%37
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
118Sao Tome & Principe-04.3
119Bangladesh-04.4
120Ecuador-04.4
121Burundi-04.5
122Antigua & Barbuda-04.9
123Congo, DR-04.9
124Peru-05.1
125Angola-05.1
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
38
Pos.201838
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
173Lesotho33.8
174Haiti33.7
175Madagascar33.7
176Nepal31.4
177India30.6
178Congo, DR30.4
179Bangladesh29.6
180Burundi27.4
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
...
166Dominican Rep.1997 Feb 23
167Turkey1997 May 15
168Gabon1997 Jun 12
169Burundi1997 Jul 14
170Tajikistan1998 Jan 27
171Liechtenstein1998 Feb 17
172Macedonia1998 Mar 02
173Angola1998 Jun 30
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%
...
56Yemen43.2%
57Sri Lanka43.1%
58Djibouti42.8%
59Burundi42.0%
60Zambia41.9%
61Singapore41.6%
62Ukraine41.5%
63Jordan41.4%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
35
Pos.2021
kg35
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
4Madagascar05.4
5India05.7
6Nigeria07.0
7Ethiopia07.1
8Rwanda07.6
9Mali07.8
10Niger08.1
11Afghanistan08.7
12Uganda09.4
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, Burundi had the lowest meat consumption per person in the world.35

7. Burundi's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to Africa (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
38=Mauritania134.7
39Lesotho137.2
40Congo, (Brazzaville)137.4
41Burundi139.0
42Madagascar142.5
43Benin143.3
44Gambia144.0
45Central African Rep.146.3
46Equatorial Guinea149.3
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
184Afghanistan136.7
185Lesotho137.2
186Congo, (Brazzaville)137.4
187Burundi139.0
188Madagascar142.5
189Kiribati143.0
190Benin143.3
191Gambia144.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In 2001, education in Burundi was the fourth-shortest in the world - the average person could expect just over 4.5 years; just one third of what to expect in most of the rest of the world. In the 2000s, it successfully increased its expected duration of education by over 5 years, more than any other country in that decade, although in 2009 its populace were still three years short of the global average of 12.6 years. 40

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2941
2Israel4.1141
3Japan3.5841
...
103=Georgia0.1342
103=Gambia0.1343
105Tajikistan0.1244
106=Burundi0.1243
107Madagascar0.1143
108=Philippines0.1145
108=Myanmar (Burma)0.1146
110Peru0.1047
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
48
Pos.201848
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
162Mali13.1%
163Papua New Guinea12.5%
164Bhutan12.0%
165Guinea11.7%
166Burundi9.3%
167Burkina Faso8.8%
168Niger6.6%
169Chad6.0%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
49
Pos.2021
Years49
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
151Myanmar (Burma)10.9
152N. Korea10.8
153Benin10.8
154Burundi10.7
155Kenya10.7
156Ivory Coast10.7
157Jordan10.6
158Guinea-Bissau10.6
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
68Lebanon68
69Senegal69
70China70
71Burundi71
72Tunisia72
73Timor-Leste (E. Timor)73
74Chile74
75Argentina75
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better50
Pos.200650
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
118=Malawi69
118=Niger69
118=Mali69
118=Burundi69
118=Nigeria69
123Chad68
124=Burkina Faso68
124=Somalia68
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
194Myanmar (Burma)3%
195Sierra Leone2%
196Niger2%
197Guinea2%
198Somalia2%
199Burundi2%
200Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1%
201Eritrea1%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Burundi has a consistently awful long-term record on corruption, one of the worst in the world.

Corruption
Higher is better
52
Pos.2022
Points52
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
172N. Korea17.0
173=Libya17.0
173=Haiti17.0
173=Burundi17.0
176Yemen16.0
177Venezuela14.0
178=S. Sudan13.0
178=Syria13.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
53
Pos.2018
Score53
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
149Liberia3.5
150Syria3.5
151Rwanda3.4
152Yemen3.4
153Tanzania3.3
154S. Sudan3.3
155Central African Rep.3.1
156Burundi2.9
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
156Iraq156
157Iran157
158Gabon158
159Central African Rep.159
160Burundi160
161Rwanda161
162Congo, DR162
163Libya163
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
89Central African Rep.89
90Botswana90
91Guinea-Bissau91
92Burundi92
93Mozambique93
94Guinea94
95Ivory Coast95
96Peru96
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
54
Pos.2023
Score54
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
125=Zimbabwe2.30
126India2.31
127Guinea2.36
128Burundi2.39
129Haiti2.40
130S. Africa2.41
131USA2.45
132Brazil2.46
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
122Guinea122
123Israel123
124Malta124
125Burundi125
126Barbados126
127Chad127
128Montenegro128
129Dominican Rep.129
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
147El Salvador147
148Bahamas148
149Marshall Islands149
150Burundi150
151Zimbabwe151
152Grenada152
153Angola153
154Guyana154
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
55
Pos.2019
Score55
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
115France5.01
116Indonesia5.07
117Nepal5.09
118Burundi5.10
119Palestine5.18
120Bangladesh5.21
121Saudi Arabia5.24
122Ethiopia5.35
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 better56
Pos.201956
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
156Sudan27.40
157Afghanistan28.30
158=Gambia28.50
158=Burundi28.50
160Comoros28.90
161=Liberia29.80
161=Mozambique29.80
163Pakistan29.90
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better57
Pos.2017
%57
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
86Indonesia38.1
87=Myanmar (Burma)38.1
88Maldives38.4
89=Burundi38.6
89=China38.6
91Samoa38.7
92Israel38.9
93=Tuvalu39.1
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better58
Pos.2018
Severity58
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
89Benin.368
90Guinea-Bissau.372
91Congo, DR.389
92Burundi.403
93Mozambique.411
94Madagascar.453
95Mali.457
96Central African Rep..465
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

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
...
86=Panama1
87Somalia0
88=Sri Lanka0
88=Burundi0
88=Burkina Faso0
88=Brunei0
88=Botswana0
88=Syria0
88=Sierra Leone0
88=Thailand0
88=Togo0
88=Benin0
88=Tunisia0
88=Uganda0
88=Bangladesh0
88=UAE0
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:

Christian91.5%
Muslim2.8%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion5.7%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian 82.8% (Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 21.4%), Muslim 2.5%, Adventist 2.3%, other 6.5%, unknown 5.9% (2008 census)61.

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