The Human Truth Foundation

Colombia (Republic of Colombia)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#bolivia #colombia #nigeria

Colombia
Republic of Colombia
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index78th best
CapitalBogota
Land Area1 109 500km21
LocationSouth America, The Americas
Population49.7m2
Life Expectancy72.83yrs (2017)3
GNI$14 384 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesCO, COL, 1705
Internet Domain.co6
CurrencyPeso (COP)7
Telephone+578

1. Overview

#venezuela

Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In October 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverSoaring Andean summits, unspoiled Caribbean coast, Amazon jungle, archaeological ruins and colonial communities. Colombia boasts all of South America´s allure and more. Forget everything you´ve ever heard about Colombia - for decades demonized, today Colombia is a safe, affordable, accessible and utterly thrilling destination.

Whatever you want, you´ll find it here. Whether that´s floating down Amazonian backwaters, wandering through perfectly preserved colonial towns, diving pristine Caribbean reefs or galloping on horseback along mountain ridges overlooking ancient indigenous burial sites, it´s all in Colombia. Just to seal the deal, Colombians are friendly, welcoming and helpful people - they receive tourists like long-lost brothers and sisters.

Security improvements have driven the continent´s longest-running civil conflict into all but the most remote and inaccessible areas of the country, where travelers have no reason to visit. And best of all many Colombians, for years caged in their cities, can now enjoy their beautiful country, too.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Colombia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
85Armenia0.759
86Mexico0.758
87Brazil0.754
88Colombia0.752
89St Vincent & Grenadines0.751
90Maldives0.747
91=Azerbaijan0.745
91=Tonga0.745
The Americas Avg0.75
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
...
79Bosnia & Herzegovina$15 242
80Moldova$14 875
81Georgia$14 664
82Colombia$14 384
83Brazil$14 370
84Azerbaijan$14 257
85Albania$14 131
86Palau$13 819
The Americas Avg$16 628
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
75Armenia80.0
76China80.0
77S. Africa80.1
78Colombia80.6
79Kuwait80.7
80Jordan80.7
81Belarus81.4
82Andorra81.4
The Americas Avg81.6
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. Colombia's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Colombia's population is predicted to rise to 56.86 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 2.31. 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
...
26Myanmar (Burma)53.7m
27Kenya51.4m
28S. Korea51.2m
29Colombia49.7m
30Spain46.7m
31Argentina44.4m
32Ukraine44.2m
33Uganda42.7m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
81Palestine73.5
82N. Korea73.3
83Trinidad & Tobago73.0
84Colombia72.8
85Dominica72.8
86Samoa72.8
87Brazil72.8
88Dominican Rep.72.6
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
50Canada1.69
51Colombia2.31
52Maldives1.67
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
112Vietnam18.3
113Tunisia18.6
114Azerbaijan18.7
115Colombia18.8
116Antigua & Barbuda19.0
117St Vincent & Grenadines19.7
118Seychelles19.8
119=St Lucia19.9
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
182Somalia0.3%
183Lesotho0.3%
184Peru0.3%
185Colombia0.3%
186Morocco0.3%
187Philippines0.2%
188N. Korea0.2%
189Sri Lanka0.2%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
114Denmark4.7%
115Yemen4.7%
116Hungary4.6%
117Colombia4.6%
118Sierra Leone4.6%
119Philippines4.6%
120Egypt4.4%
121Germany4.3%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#Colombia #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #international_law #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
56Guatemala62.8
57Bosnia & Herzegovina63.2
58Georgia64.2
59Colombia64.3
60Jamaica64.4
61El Salvador66.7
The Americas Avg73.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Colombia does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. Colombia comes in the best 20 when it comes to speed of uptake of HR treaties18 (amongst the lowest in The Americas). It does better than average when it comes to LGBT equality19, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)20 (but bad for The Americas), freethought21, its nominal commitment to Human Rights22 and in commentary in Human Rights Watch reports23 (but amongst the worst in The Americas). Since 2015 it has removed many artificial barriers to LGBT equality in areas of marriage and adoption28; it is just the 4th country in South America to legalize same-sex marriage29. But, there's bad news too. Colombia does worse than average for its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice24 (one of the highest in The Americas), opposing gender inequality25, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms26 (one of the worst in The Americas) and in supporting press freedom27 (one of the worst in The Americas). Human rights defenders, trade unionists, journalists, indigenous and Afro-Colombian leaders, and other community activists face death threats and violence, mostly from guerrillas and successor groups. Perpetrators of these abuses are rarely held accountable"28. Progress is always going to be difficult in a country where the richest 1% hold 20% of the country's entire income30.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Colombia's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)31
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank31
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
21Paraguay98.4
22Chile99.1
23=Suriname100.0
24Colombia100.3
25Honduras101.4
26Mexico102.6
27Bolivia103.4
28Uruguay103.6
29=Guatemala103.8
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)31
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank31
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
119Chile99.1
120=Suriname100.0
120=Azerbaijan100.0
122Colombia100.3
123Syria101.3
124Gambia101.3
125Honduras101.4
126Moldova101.5
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 Maldives32. 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 Palau32.

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 Mediterranean32, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa32.

For more, see:

Health:

Colombia does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Colombia does better than average in its suicide rate33, its fertility rate13, its smoking rate34, its average life expectancy11 and in its alcohol consumption rate35. But, things still need to improve in Colombia. Colombia does worse than average in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance36, its adolescent birth rate25 (still low for The Americas) and in its immunizations take-up37. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Colombia improved by +8.1yrs in the 30 years from 1990, just over the global average improvement of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
81Palestine73.5
82N. Korea73.3
83Trinidad & Tobago73.0
84Colombia72.8
85Dominica72.8
86Samoa72.8
87Brazil72.8
88Dominican Rep.72.6
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
35
Pos.2016
Per Capita35
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
88=Cape Verde5.7
89Liberia5.8
90=Haiti5.8
90=Colombia5.8
92Nauru6.0
93Cuba6.1
94Kyrgyzstan6.2
95=Guyana6.3
The Americas Avg6.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
50Canada1.69
51Colombia2.31
52Maldives1.67
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
64Barbados 333
65St Vincent & Grenadines 338
66Hong Kong 345
67Colombia 359
68Antigua & Barbuda 362
69Yemen 388
70S. Sudan 398
71Belize 400
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate33
Pos.2013
Per 100k33
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
29Cyprus9.1
30Uzbekistan9.3
31Brazil9.7
32Colombia9.9
33Panama10.9
34Nicaragua11.6
35Costa Rica12.1
36Italy12.8
The Americas Avg13.57
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
95Bosnia & Herzegovina95
96Namibia96
97Guyana97
98Colombia98
99Vietnam99
100Lesotho100
101Tanzania101
102Equatorial Guinea102
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better38
Pos.2016
%38
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
128Luxembourg58.7
129Panama58.8
130Suriname58.9
131Colombia59.0
132=Cyprus59.1
132=Iceland59.1
134Montenegro59.4
135=Belarus59.4
The Americas Avg57.4
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
25
Pos.2015
Per 100025
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
107Solomon Islands48.4
108Peru49.1
109Indonesia49.6
110Colombia50.2
111St Vincent & Grenadines51.0
112Cambodia51.6
113Egypt51.9
114St Lucia53.9
The Americas Avg56.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
37
Pos.2015
Avg %37
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
126Honduras88.8
127Kenya88.5
128Costa Rica88.5
129Colombia88.4
130Kiribati88.4
131Netherlands88.1
132Paraguay88.1
133Bosnia & Herzegovina88.0
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Colombia's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Uruguay48.0
2Peru48.2
3Costa Rica49.6
4Ecuador52.0
5Mexico53.2
6Canada53.4
7Venezuela58.0
8=Colombia58.8
9Paraguay61.0
10Cuba64.7
11Belize65.3
12Brazil66.8
13El Salvador71.8
The Americas Avg80.1
q=35.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
21=Spain57.6
21=Zambia57.6
23Venezuela58.0
24=Colombia58.8
24=Uganda58.8
26Morocco60.4
27Switzerland60.8
28=Tunisia61.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Colombia ranks 24th in the world when it comes to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 7 data sets. Colombia comes in the best 20 for energy to GDP efficiency40 (amongst the highest in The Americas) and in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population41. It does better than average in its score on the Green Future Index42 and in its environmental performance43. Colombia does not succeed in everything, however. Colombia does worse than average in terms of how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity, annual meat consumption per person44 and in its forested percent change 1990-201545.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
45
Pos.2015
%45
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
135Brunei-08.0
136Panama-08.4
137Madagascar-08.9
138Colombia-09.2
139Sri Lanka-09.4
140Brazil-09.7
141Venezuela-10.3
142Guinea-Bissau-11.0
The Americas Avg-00.2
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
43
Pos.201843
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
39Seychelles66.0
40Albania65.5
41Croatia65.5
42Colombia65.2
43Hungary65.0
44Belarus65.0
45Romania64.8
46Dominican Rep.64.7
The Americas Avg58.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better40
Pos.201440
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
4=Colombia17.54
4=Ireland17.54
4=Switzerland17.54
7Dominican Rep.16.95
8Mauritius15.63
9=Malta15.15
9=Singapore15.15
11Denmark14.93
12Peru14.49
The Americas Avg10.78
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
...
100Switzerland1995 Feb 19
101Argentina1995 Feb 20
102Myanmar (Burma)1995 Feb 23
103Colombia1995 Feb 26
104Ivory Coast1995 Feb 27
105Congo, DR1995 Mar 03
106Equatorial Guinea1995 Mar 06
107Sierra Leone1995 Mar 12
The Americas Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better41
Pos.2011
%41
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
7Guatemala70.9%
8Philippines70.8%
9S. Korea70.7%
10Colombia70.3%
11Bolivia69.3%
12Paraguay68.9%
13Mexico67.0%
14Nicaragua67.0%
The Americas Avg58.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
44
Pos.2021
kg44
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
103Trinidad & Tobago58.5
104Armenia60.0
105Suriname60.8
106Colombia60.9
107Slovenia61.2
108Bulgaria61.8
109Moldova61.9
110Costa Rica62.2
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.
Green Future Index
Higher is better42
Pos.2023
Score42
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
31Czechia5.0
32Singapore5.0
33Hong Kong4.9
34Colombia4.8
35Slovakia4.8
36UAE4.8
37Morocco4.7
38Brazil4.7
The Americas Avg4.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Colombia's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)46
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank46
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
14Uruguay69.4
15=Peru70.1
16Aruba71.5
17Colombia77.1
18Bahamas80.0
19Cuba80.3
20Cayman Islands82.0
21Dominican Rep.83.4
22Dominica83.8
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)46
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank46
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
91=New Caledonia75.5
91=Qatar75.5
93Bahrain75.6
94Colombia77.1
95Kuwait77.6
96Sri Lanka79.6
97Kenya79.8
98Bahamas80.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2947
2Israel4.1147
3Japan3.5847
...
119=Honduras0.0448
119=Guatemala0.0449
119=Bahrain0.0450
119=Colombia0.0450
123Iraq0.0351
124=El Salvador0.0349
124=China0.0350
126Lesotho0.0151
The Americas Avg0.47
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
52
Pos.201852
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
103Portugal54.2%
104Turkey53.1%
105Costa Rica52.9%
106Colombia52.0%
107Ecuador51.9%
108Tunisia51.8%
109India51.6%
110Kuwait51.5%
The Americas Avg63.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
53
Pos.2021
Years53
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
74Dominican Rep.14.5
75Albania14.4
76Cuba14.4
77Colombia14.4
78Moldova14.4
79Serbia14.4
80Luxembourg14.4
81China14.2
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
75Argentina75
76Costa Rica76
77Jamaica77
78Colombia78
79Liberia79
80Kyrgyzstan80
81Saudi Arabia81
82Uganda82
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
54
Pos.2015
Score54
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
55=Mexico1247
56Albania1245
57=Thailand1245
58Colombia1231
59Qatar1222
60Georgia1216
61Jordan1197
62Indonesia1186
The Americas Avg1287
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity
Lower is better
55
Pos.2018
%55
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
67=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
69=Malaysia77
69=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
The Americas Avg65.4
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better56
Pos.200656
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
74=Peru85
74=Cuba85
76Venezuela84
77=Colombia84
77=Jordan84
77=Afghanistan84
77=UAE84
77=Iran84
The Americas Avg85.3
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
57
Pos.201657
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
84=Venezuela58%
84=Seychelles58%
86Morocco58%
87Colombia57%
88Costa Rica56%
89Kazakhstan56%
90=US Virgin Islands54%
90=Serbia54%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
58
Pos.201358
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
4Hong Kong0.12
5Mexico0.16
6Israel0.20
7Colombia0.22
8=S. Africa0.22
8=Japan0.22
10Philippines0.24
11Czechia0.24
12Argentina0.27
The Americas Avg0.84
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
59
Pos.2017
Ratio59
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
99=Cape Verde0.0
99=Nigeria0.0
99=Uzbekistan0.0
99=Colombia0.0
99=Ghana0.0
99=Yemen0.0
99=Laos0.0
99=Malta0.0
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
60
Pos.2022
%60
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
49=Bolivia43.0
49=Ghana43.0
51Sweden42.0
52=Colombia42.0
52=China42.0
52=Ecuador42.0
55Bulgaria41.0
56=Slovakia41.0
The Americas Avg43.7
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
61
Pos.2022
Points61
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
90Guyana40.0
91Belarus39.0
92=Moldova39.0
92=Colombia39.0
94Ethiopia38.0
95=Brazil38.0
95=Argentina38.0
95=Tanzania38.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In 1997, Colombia sunk to the Corruption Perception Index's 3rd-worst result, after Nigeria and Bolivia.

Happiness
Higher is better
62
Pos.2018
Score62
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
34Singapore6.3
35Malaysia6.3
36Spain6.3
37Colombia6.3
38Trinidad & Tobago6.2
39Slovakia6.2
40El Salvador6.2
41Nicaragua6.1
The Americas Avg6.05
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
115Afghanistan115
116Ivory Coast116
117Panama117
118Colombia118
119Brazil119
120Honduras120
121Tanzania121
122Zimbabwe122
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
116Russia116
117Angola117
118Guyana118
119Colombia119
120Congo, (Brazzaville)120
121Zambia121
122Nigeria122
123Pakistan123
The Americas Avg100.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
63
Pos.2023
Score63
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
137Libya2.61
138Niger2.63
139Cameroon2.66
140=Colombia2.69
140=Venezuela2.69
142Chad2.70
143Israel2.71
144Nigeria2.71
The Americas Avg2.13
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
12Tanzania12
13Cameroon13
14Singapore14
15Colombia15
16Costa Rica16
17Hungary17
18Japan18
19Chile19
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
36
Pos.2017
Rank36
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
118Lesotho118
119Oman119
120Egypt120
121Colombia121
122Honduras122
123Guinea123
124Congo, (Brazzaville)124
125Swaziland125
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
64
Pos.2019
Score64
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
129USA5.69
130Kenya5.76
131Sudan5.81
132Colombia5.91
133Thailand6.03
134S. Sudan6.32
135Turkey6.53
136Cameroon6.62
The Americas Avg2.16
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 better65
Pos.201965
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
82Mexico10.50
83=St Lucia10.60
83=Jordan10.60
85Colombia10.70
86Peru10.80
87Brazil10.90
88Belize11.10
89Grenada11.20
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better66
Pos.2017
%66
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
136Costa Rica48.3
137Paraguay48.8
138Congo, (Brazzaville)48.9
139Colombia49.7
140Panama49.9
141Honduras50.5
142Guinea-Bissau50.7
143St Lucia51.2
The Americas Avg45.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better67
Pos.2018
Severity67
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
29Paraguay.019
30Vietnam.019
31Egypt.019
32Colombia.020
33Philippines.024
34Mexico.025
35S. Africa.025
36Indonesia.028
The Americas Avg.045
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Religiosity (2018)55
Pos.Lower is better
%55
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
67=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
69=Malaysia77
69=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
77=Jordan85
79Palestine86
80=Uganda86
80=Chad86
80=Niger86
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)68
Pos.Higher is better
%68
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
73=Paraguay1
73=Nicaragua1
73=Bolivia1
73=Colombia1
73=Costa Rica1
73=Honduras1
73=Brazil1
73=Ecuador1
73=S. Africa1
73=Venezuela1
73=Peru1
73=Guatemala1
73=El Salvador1
73=Panama1
87Somalia0
88=Sri Lanka0
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 below69:

Christian92.5%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.8%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated6.6%

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 93.7% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 77% 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 simply: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%70.

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