The Human Truth Foundation

Central African Republic

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#central_african_republic

Central African Republic
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index189th best
CapitalBangui
Land Area 622 980km21
LocationAfrica
Population4.7m2
Life Expectancy53.89yrs (2017)3
GNI$0 966 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesCF, CAF, 1405
Internet Domain.cf6
CurrencyFranc (XAF)7
Telephone+2368

1. Overview

#france

The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverCentral African Republic (CAR) is a country with staggeringly rare and untouched natural beauty and some of the world´s most amazing wildlife. It´s one of the best places in Africa for encounters with forest elephants and lowland gorillas, and perhaps the best place in the world to see butterflies.

It´s also one of the most impoverished and least developed countries on the continent. For centuries CAR was worked over and ruthlessly exploited by colonisers; independence only brought more of the same from homegrown leaders. Yet the people of this plundered nation are open and friendly; just as rich life looms in its darkest jungles, warmth, generosity and pride steadfastly survive in the hearts of its people.

CAR´s border crossings can be difficult and dangerous, and flights are expensive and infrequent. It is a country not for the faint of heart. At the time of writing most of the country was not considered stable or safe enough to travel through. Check the situation with your embassy before attempting to visit.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Central African Republic 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
...
186Congo, DR128.2
187Nauru129.2
188Afghanistan131.3
189Central African Rep.131.6
190Eritrea134.5
191Chad134.7
192Equatorial Guinea135.0
193Tuvalu135.8
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. Central African Republic's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

The Central African Republic's population is predicted to rise to 6.365 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 4.46. 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
...
122Liberia4.8m
123Ireland4.8m
124New Zealand4.7m
125Central African Rep.4.7m
126Mauritania4.4m
127Panama4.2m
128Croatia4.2m
129Kuwait4.1m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
192Central African Rep.53.9
193Lesotho53.1
194Nigeria52.7
195Chad52.5
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
148Cameroon4.33
149Mauritania4.40
150Congo, (Brazzaville)4.46
151Central African Rep.4.46
152Madagascar4.52
153Iraq4.57
154Kenya4.64
155Senegal4.65
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
39Palestine06.5
40Ethiopia06.6
41=Swaziland06.6
42Central African Rep.06.8
43=Sudan06.8
43=Mauritania06.8
43=Kuwait06.8
46Congo, (Brazzaville)07.0
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
128Mali2.1%
129Georgia2.0%
130Guyana2.0%
131Central African Rep.1.9%
132Romania1.9%
133Japan1.8%
134Sudan1.8%
135Albania1.8%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
139Bangladesh3.3%
140Botswana3.2%
141Spain3.0%
142Central African Rep.2.9%
143Angola2.8%
144France2.8%
145Costa Rica2.7%
146Rwanda2.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#animism #Central_African_Republic #christianity #equality #freethought #gender_equality #human_rights #islam #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
152Liberia117.8
153Qatar119.2
154UAE119.8
155Central African Rep.121.0
156Oman121.3
157Papua New Guinea122.2
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
The Central African Republic is very poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world, and it has cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. The Central African Rep. does better than average when it comes to freethought18, supporting press freedom19 and in LGBT equality20. The Central African Rep. still has work to do. The Central African Rep. does worse than average when it comes to speed of uptake of HR treaties21 and in its nominal commitment to Human Rights22. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 for commentary in Human Rights Watch reports23, opposing gender inequality24 and in supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms25 (one of the highest in Africa). Amidst widespread conflict and loss of control to armed groups, much of the country is insecure, unstable, "and beset by serious human rights violations"26. Violence between Muslim Seleka rebel groups, Christian and animist anti-balaka militias and others continue to fight each other. Cultural issues mean that those who survive sexual violence face many irrational and inhumane barriers to accessing essential services, family planning, and justice 26. The UN estimates in 2017 that over 600,000 refugees have fled, and 2.4 million people (over half the population) need humanitarian assistance 26. Progress is always going to be difficult in a country where the richest 10% hold 46% of the country's entire income27.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Central African Republic's Health

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

Compared to Africa (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
37Togo113.6
38Liberia113.8
39Mozambique113.9
40Central African Rep.115.5
41Guinea-Bissau116.4
42Cameroon117.8
43Burkina Faso118.1
44=Chad119.9
44=Swaziland119.9
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)28
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank28
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
170Mozambique113.9
171Micronesia114.2
172Argentina114.9
173Central African Rep.115.5
174Laos115.9
175Guinea-Bissau116.4
176Palestine116.7
177Cameroon117.8
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 Maldives29. 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 Palau29.

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 Mediterranean29, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa29.

For more, see:

Health:

The Central African Republic is a pretty unhealthy country. The Central African Rep. does better than average when it comes to its smoking rate30 and in its alcohol consumption rate31. But that's it. The Central African Rep. has problems. It does worse than average in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32 (still good for Africa), its fertility rate13 and in its adolescent birth rate24. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 when it comes to its immunizations take-up33 (one of the lowest in Africa) and in its average life expectancy11 (one of the lowest in Africa). The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Central African Republic in 1990 was 49.6yrs, lower than the global average of 64.6, and in 2001 and 2014 it had the second-worst in the world. It improved by +5.4yrs in the 30 years from then, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
192Central African Rep.53.9
193Lesotho53.1
194Nigeria52.7
195Chad52.5
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
56=Fiji3.0
56=Benin3.0
58Togo3.1
59=Central African Rep.3.3
59=Tajikistan3.3
61Kenya3.4
62Mauritius3.6
63Malawi3.7
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
...
148Cameroon4.33
149Mauritania4.40
150Congo, (Brazzaville)4.46
151Central African Rep.4.46
152Madagascar4.52
153Iraq4.57
154Kenya4.64
155Senegal4.65
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
30
Pos.201430
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
37Paraguay 166
38Nigeria 173
39Guinea-Bissau 175
40Central African Rep. 178
41Cameroon 184
42Guatemala 190
43Ecuador 191
44Myanmar (Burma) 206
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
105Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105
106Serbia106
107Zimbabwe107
108Central African Rep.108
109Benin109
110Costa Rica110
111Dominica111
112Romania112
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
20Congo, DR25.3
21Laos25.4
22Kenya25.5
23Central African Rep.26.2
24Mozambique26.4
25Guinea26.6
26Equatorial Guinea26.7
27=Comoros27.1
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
24
Pos.2015
Per 100024
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
156Guinea-Bissau89.5
157Zambia90.4
158Kenya90.9
159Central African Rep.91.9
160Togo92.0
161Lesotho92.7
162Dominican Rep.97.9
163Gabon99.9
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
33
Pos.2015
Avg %33
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
187Syria62.4
188Ukraine55.2
189Chad52.5
190Nigeria50.0
191Central African Rep.49.4
192Somalia46.0
193S. Sudan45.7
194Equatorial Guinea36.8
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Central African Republic's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Africa (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
31Angola93.2
32Togo96.0
33Rwanda96.3
34Central African Rep.96.5
35Namibia99.0
36Guinea-Bissau99.3
37Comoros99.5
38Niger100.7
39Congo, DR101.8
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
126Estonia95.8
127Togo96.0
128Rwanda96.3
129Central African Rep.96.5
130Barbados97.0
131Poland98.0
132Namibia99.0
133Azerbaijan99.3
World Avg85.7
q=188.
The Central African Rep. comes 129th in the world regarding its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 5 data sets. The Central African Rep. does better than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population36 and in annual meat consumption per person37 (but bad for Africa). The Central African Rep. does worse than average for its forested percent change 1990-201538 (still good for Africa) and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 when it comes to its environmental performance39.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
%38
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
107Armenia-00.9
108Bosnia & Herzegovina-01.5
109Congo, (Brazzaville)-01.7
110Central African Rep.-01.7
111Albania-02.2
112Sierra Leone-02.4
113Trinidad & Tobago-02.6
114Jamaica-02.7
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
39
Pos.201839
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
168Afghanistan37.7
169Pakistan37.5
170Angola37.4
171Central African Rep.36.4
172Niger35.7
173Lesotho33.8
174Haiti33.7
175Madagascar33.7
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
...
112Ukraine1995 May 08
113Oman1995 May 09
114Cambodia1995 May 10
115Central African Rep.1995 Jun 13
116=Mali1995 Jun 27
116=Cape Verde1995 Jun 27
118Russia1995 Jul 04
119Guatemala1995 Oct 08
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%
...
34Nepal52.8%
35Chad52.8%
36Kenya52.1%
37Central African Rep.51.9%
38Belize50.6%
39Burkina Faso50.5%
40Dominican Rep.50.2%
41Thailand49.9%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
37
Pos.2021
kg37
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
61Mauritania32.4
62Philippines32.9
63Burkina Faso33.3
64Central African Rep.34.4
65Comoros34.5
66Venezuela35.6
67Jordan36.0
68Lebanon36.3
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Central African Republic's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
42Madagascar142.5
43Benin143.3
44Gambia144.0
45Central African Rep.146.3
46Equatorial Guinea149.3
47Chad150.6
48Niger151.0
49Guinea157.5
50Comoros160.5
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
190Benin143.3
191Gambia144.0
192Cambodia144.6
193Central African Rep.146.3
194Tuvalu148.0
195Equatorial Guinea149.3
196Papua New Guinea150.4
197Chad150.6
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Secondary Education
Higher is better
41
Pos.201841
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
149Ivory Coast26.1%
150Afghanistan26.1%
151Myanmar (Burma)25.8%
152Central African Rep.22.1%
153Malawi21.8%
154Cambodia21.3%
155Mozambique19.3%
156Mauritania18.8%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
42
Pos.2021
Years42
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
184Senegal9.0
185Pakistan8.7
186Eritrea8.1
187Central African Rep.8.0
188Chad8.0
189Sudan7.9
190Djibouti7.4
191Mali7.4
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
55Turkey55
56Armenia56
57Guinea-Bissau57
58Central African Rep.58
59Kenya59
60Egypt60
61Japan61
62Malta62
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better43
Pos.200643
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
131=Zimbabwe66
131=Senegal66
133Sierra Leone64
134=Mozambique64
134=Ethiopia64
134=Central African Rep.64
134=Congo, (Brazzaville)64
134=Cameroon64
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
44
Pos.201644
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
185Mozambique6%
186Benin6%
187Tanzania5%
188Central African Rep.5%
189Madagascar4%
190Ethiopia4%
191Congo, DR4%
192Guinea-Bissau4%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

The Central African Republic has a consistently awful long-term record on corruption.

Corruption
Higher is better
45
Pos.2022
Points45
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
147Guinea25.0
148=Bangladesh25.0
148=Iran25.0
150Central African Rep.24.0
151=Lebanon24.0
151=Guatemala24.0
151=Nigeria24.0
151=Cambodia24.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
46
Pos.2018
Score46
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
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
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
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
86Azerbaijan86
87Uganda87
88Vietnam88
89Central African Rep.89
90Botswana90
91Guinea-Bissau91
92Burundi92
93Mozambique93
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
47
Pos.2023
Score47
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
149N. Korea2.85
150Burkina Faso2.87
151Ethiopia2.87
152Central African Rep.2.93
153Mali2.96
154Iraq3.01
155Sudan3.02
156Somalia3.04
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
145Libya145
146Croatia146
147UAE147
148Central African Rep.148
149Bosnia & Herzegovina149
150Seychelles150
151Sierra Leone151
152Afghanistan152
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
143Mauritania143
144Rwanda144
145Chad145
146Central African Rep.146
147El Salvador147
148Bahamas148
149Marshall Islands149
150Burundi150
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
48
Pos.2019
Score48
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
134S. Sudan6.32
135Turkey6.53
136Cameroon6.62
137Central African Rep.6.62
138Mali6.65
139Libya6.77
140Egypt6.79
141Congo, DR7.04
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 better49
Pos.201949
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
177Congo, DR36.10
178S. Sudan36.20
179Mali36.70
180Nigeria37.10
181Somalia38.90
182Sierra Leone39.00
183Central African Rep.40.10
184Chad40.90
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better50
Pos.2017
%50
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
145Botswana53.3
146=Brazil53.3
147Mozambique54.0
148Lesotho54.2
149Central African Rep.56.2
150Zambia57.1
151Namibia59.1
152S. Africa63.0
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better51
Pos.2018
Severity51
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
93Mozambique.411
94Madagascar.453
95Mali.457
96Central African Rep..465
97Ethiopia.489
98Burkina Faso.519
99Chad.533
100S. Sudan.580
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Disbelief In God (2007)52
Pos.Higher is better
%52
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
66=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
74=Ecuador1
74=S. Africa1
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 below53:

Christian89.5%
Muslim8.5%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%. note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority54.

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