The Human Truth Foundation

Ecuador (Republic of Ecuador)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#ecuador

Ecuador
Republic of Ecuador
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index56th best
CapitalQuito
Land Area 248 360km21
LocationSouth America, The Americas
Population17.1m2
Life Expectancy73.67yrs (2017)3
GNI$10 312 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesEC, ECU, 2185
Internet Domain.ec6
CurrencyDollar (USD)7
Telephone+5938

1. Overview

What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador's last four democratically elected Presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador's 20th since gaining independence. General elections, under the new constitutional framework, were held in April 2009, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

2. Ecuador National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)10
Pos.Higher is better
Value10
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
92=Tonga0.745
92=Turkmenistan0.745
92=Algeria0.745
95Ecuador0.740
96Mongolia0.739
97=Egypt0.731
97=Tunisia0.731
99Fiji0.730
The Americas Avg0.75
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)10
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $10
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
104Indonesia$11 466
105Algeria$10 800
106Mongolia$10 588
107Ecuador$10 312
108Tunisia$10 258
109Fiji$9 980
110Iraq$9 977
111Jordan$9 924
The Americas Avg$16 628
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
11
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank11
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
53Tunisia73.6
54Peru73.6
55Malaysia74.2
56Ecuador74.9
57Mexico75.1
58Sri Lanka75.2
59UAE75.5
60Thailand75.7
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. Ecuador's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Ecuador's population is predicted to rise to 17.89 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.41. 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
...
63Malawi18.1m
64Zambia17.4m
65Guatemala17.2m
66Ecuador17.1m
67Netherlands17.1m
68Syria16.9m
69Cambodia16.2m
70Senegal15.9m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
10
Pos.2021
Years10
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
74Tunisia73.8
75Lithuania73.7
76Cuba73.7
77Ecuador73.7
78Vietnam73.6
79Latvia73.6
80Mauritius73.6
81Palestine73.5
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
12
Pos.201312
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
57S. Africa2.39
58Iran1.60
59Venezuela2.41
60Ecuador2.41
61Mauritius1.59
62Panama2.42
63Peru2.43
64Barbados1.57
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
13
Pos.2016
Per 10013
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
100Dominican Rep.15.6
101=Venezuela15.6
101=Kazakhstan15.6
103Ecuador16.0
104Morocco16.1
105=Suriname16.2
105=Grenada16.2
105=Brunei16.2
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants14
Pos.2017
%14
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
114Samoa2.5%
115Zimbabwe2.4%
116Swaziland2.4%
117Ecuador2.4%
118Paraguay2.4%
119Uruguay2.3%
120Mauritius2.3%
121Benin2.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants15
Pos.2010
%15
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
75Sri Lanka9.1%
76Somalia8.7%
77Kuwait8.5%
78Ecuador8.3%
79Poland8.3%
80Afghanistan8.1%
81Paraguay7.9%
82Russia7.9%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

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

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)16
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank16
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
45Kosovo54.2
46S. Africa56.1
47Mexico56.4
48Ecuador57.9
49Greece58.1
50Croatia58.1
The Americas Avg73.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Ecuador does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. Ecuador performs the best when it comes to speed of uptake of HR treaties17. It does the second-best in its nominal commitment to Human Rights18. It comes in the best 20 in terms of freethought19 (one of the lowest in The Americas). It does better than average in LGBT equality20 and in commentary in Human Rights Watch reports21 (but bad for The Americas). Ecuador does not succeed in everything, however. Ecuador does worse than average when it comes to the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)22 (one of the highest in The Americas), opposing gender inequality23 (there are 'far-reaching restrictions on womens' and girls' access to reproductive health care'26), supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms24 and in supporting press freedom25. Now Rafael Correa has been replaced as President (in 2017), things are looking to get better, as new President Lenin Moreno "has publicly embraced respect for free speech and promised to deliver a more tolerant government"26.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Ecuador's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
8=Guyana87.5
8=Nicaragua87.5
10St Lucia88.9
11=Ecuador90.5
11=El Salvador90.5
13St Kitts & Nevis91.8
14Bahamas92.3
15=USA92.4
16Costa Rica93.8
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
83St Lucia88.9
84=El Salvador90.5
84=Libya90.5
84=Ecuador90.5
87Fiji90.6
88=Mongolia90.6
89Kyrgyzstan91.0
90Sudan91.2
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:

Ecuador does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Ecuador does better than average when it comes to its suicide rate29 (but bad for The Americas), its smoking rate30, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance31, its fertility rate12 (but bad for The Americas), its alcohol consumption rate32 and in its average life expectancy10. Ecuador doesn't do so well in other areas. Ecuador does worse than average when it comes to its immunizations take-up33 and in its adolescent birth rate23. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Ecuador improved by +7.9yrs in the 30 years from 1990, which is the global average.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
10
Pos.2021
Years10
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
74Tunisia73.8
75Lithuania73.7
76Cuba73.7
77Ecuador73.7
78Vietnam73.6
79Latvia73.6
80Mauritius73.6
81Palestine73.5
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
32
Pos.2016
Per Capita32
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
70Jamaica4.2
71Sri Lanka4.3
72=Bahamas4.4
72=Ecuador4.4
74Bolivia4.8
75=Costa Rica4.8
75=Guinea-Bissau4.8
75=Myanmar (Burma)4.8
The Americas Avg6.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
12
Pos.201312
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
57S. Africa2.39
58Iran1.60
59Venezuela2.41
60Ecuador2.41
61Mauritius1.59
62Panama2.42
63Peru2.43
64Barbados1.57
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
30
Pos.201430
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
40Central African Rep. 178
41Cameroon 184
42Guatemala 190
43Ecuador 191
44Myanmar (Burma) 206
45Madagascar 206
46Burkina Faso 213
47Maldives 215
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate29
Pos.2013
Per 100k29
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
37Macedonia13.5
38Mauritius13.7
39UK13.9
40Ecuador14.1
41Spain15.3
42Argentina15.6
43Thailand15.8
44Australia16.4
The Americas Avg13.57
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
47Czechia47
48China48
49Singapore49
50Ecuador50
51Israel51
52Slovakia52
53Bulgaria53
54Panama54
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
101=Honduras55.8
101=Estonia55.8
103Guatemala55.9
104Ecuador56.0
105=Bolivia56.1
105=Slovenia56.1
107Slovakia56.2
108Sweden56.4
The Americas Avg57.4
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
23
Pos.2015
Per 100023
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
141Afghanistan74.0
142Sudan74.0
143Panama74.5
144Ecuador75.9
145Namibia76.8
146Senegal78.6
147Mauritania78.6
148Venezuela79.4
The Americas Avg56.6
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
...
133Bosnia & Herzegovina88.0
134Sierra Leone87.7
135Suriname87.2
136Ecuador86.8
137Cambodia86.5
138Namibia86.5
139Dominican Rep.86.3
140Panama86.1
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Ecuador's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
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)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
4Peru48.2
5Sri Lanka49.0
6Costa Rica49.6
7Greece50.4
8Italy51.8
9Ecuador52.0
10Mexico53.2
11Canada53.4
12Maldives55.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Ecuador is 9th-best in the world regarding its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 7 data sets. Ecuador performs the best when it comes to how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. It does better than average when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency36, the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population37 (but bad for The Americas), its environmental performance38 (but bad for The Americas) and in annual meat consumption per person39. But, things still need to improve in Ecuador. Ecuador does worse than average when it comes to its score on the Green Future Index40 and in its forested percent change 1990-201541.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
41
Pos.2015
%41
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
117S. Korea-03.9
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
The Americas Avg-00.2
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
38
Pos.201838
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
84=Serbia57.5
84=Chile57.5
86Saudi Arabia57.5
87Ecuador57.4
88Algeria57.2
89Cape Verde56.9
90Mauritius56.6
91St Lucia56.2
The Americas Avg58.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better36
Pos.201436
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
25=Namibia12.35
25=Portugal12.35
25=Botswana12.35
28Ecuador11.90
29=Egypt11.76
29=El Salvador11.76
31Romania11.49
32=Austria11.24
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
1=Vanuatu1993 Dec 29
1=Papua New Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Mexico1993 Dec 29
1=Armenia1993 Dec 29
1=Ecuador1993 Dec 29
1=Fiji1993 Dec 29
1=Canada1993 Dec 29
1=Monaco1993 Dec 29
1=Maldives1993 Dec 29
The Americas Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better37
Pos.2011
%37
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
27Venezuela60.1%
28Morocco60.0%
29Malta57.3%
30Ecuador57.2%
31Portugal55.8%
32Hong Kong54.8%
33Lebanon54.3%
34Nepal52.8%
The Americas Avg58.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
39
Pos.2021
kg39
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
87Ukraine48.5
88Cuba49.6
89Libya50.0
90Ecuador50.9
91Albania52.0
92Kiribati52.4
93Vietnam52.6
94Dominican Rep.53.5
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.
Green Future Index
Higher is better40
Pos.2023
Score40
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
49Indonesia4.3
50India4.3
51Nigeria4.2
52Ecuador4.1
53=Kazakhstan4.1
53=Vietnam4.1
55Thailand4.1
56Saudi Arabia4.1
The Americas Avg4.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Ecuador's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
20Cayman Islands82.0
21Dominican Rep.83.4
22Dominica83.8
23Ecuador83.9
24Antigua & Barbuda84.0
25=US Virgin Islands86.0
25=Belize86.0
27Venezuela87.1
28Panama88.0
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
104Cayman Islands82.0
105Dominican Rep.83.4
106Dominica83.8
107Ecuador83.9
108Antigua & Barbuda84.0
109Lebanon85.7
110Mauritius85.8
111=Belize86.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2943
2Israel4.1143
3Japan3.5843
...
73=Chile0.3843
73=Ghana0.3844
75Moldova0.3545
76Ecuador0.3446
77Bosnia & Herzegovina0.3345
78Iran0.3144
79=Nepal0.3044
79=Kuwait0.3045
The Americas Avg0.47
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
47
Pos.201847
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
104Turkey53.1%
105Costa Rica52.9%
106Colombia52.0%
107Ecuador51.9%
108Tunisia51.8%
109India51.6%
110Kuwait51.5%
111Congo, DR50.7%
The Americas Avg63.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
48
Pos.2021
Years48
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
66Fiji14.7
67St Vincent & Grenadines14.7
68Algeria14.6
69Ecuador14.6
70Iran14.6
71Oman14.6
72Trinidad & Tobago14.5
73Slovakia14.5
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
136Honduras136
137Papua New Guinea137
138Congo, DR138
139Ecuador139
140Syria140
141Mauritania141
142Nigeria142
143Mali143
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
49
Pos.2018
%49
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
63=Algeria73
63=Peru73
65S. Africa75
66=Ecuador76
66=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
69=Malaysia77
69=Colombia77
The Americas Avg65.4
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better50
Pos.200650
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
58=Chile90
59Costa Rica89
60=Laos89
61Ecuador88
62=Mexico88
63Brazil87
64=Bolivia87
64=Iraq87
The Americas Avg85.3
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
112Ukraine44%
113Philippines44%
114Jamaica43%
115Ecuador43%
116Thailand43%
117=Mauritius43%
117=Cape Verde43%
119Suriname42%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
52
Pos.2017
Ratio52
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
12France18.8
13Canada18.3
14Peru18.3
15Ecuador18.2
16Estonia17.6
17Malaysia16.5
18Norway14.7
19Australia14.6
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
53
Pos.2022
%53
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
51=Sweden42.0
51=Colombia42.0
51=China42.0
51=Ecuador42.0
55Bulgaria41.0
56=Slovakia41.0
56=Germany41.0
58Nepal40.0
The Americas Avg43.7
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
54
Pos.2022
Points54
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
104Sri Lanka36.0
105=Panama36.0
105=Albania36.0
105=Ecuador36.0
105=Kazakhstan36.0
105=Thailand36.0
110Gambia34.0
111=Sierra Leone34.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
55
Pos.2018
Score55
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
45Kuwait6.1
46Thailand6.1
47Italy6.0
48Ecuador6.0
49Belize6.0
50Lithuania6.0
51Slovenia5.9
52Romania5.9
The Americas Avg6.05
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
103Armenia103
104Ghana104
105Bahrain105
106Ecuador106
107Uganda107
108Lesotho108
109Georgia109
110Kuwait110
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
107Ghana107
108Mexico108
109Thailand109
110Ecuador110
111Malawi111
112Laos112
113China113
114S. Africa114
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
56
Pos.2023
Score56
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
95Algeria2.09
96=Papua New Guinea2.10
96=Azerbaijan2.10
98Ecuador2.10
99Cuba2.10
100Turkmenistan2.11
101Tajikistan2.11
102Kyrgyzstan2.12
The Americas Avg2.13
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
21Thailand21
22Algeria22
23Guatemala23
24Ecuador24
25Madagascar25
26Sri Lanka26
27Netherlands27
28Mongolia28
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
77Bahrain77
78Sri Lanka78
79Algeria79
80Ecuador80
81Kuwait81
82Paraguay82
83Sierra Leone83
84Israel84
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
57
Pos.2019
Score57
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
72Kosovo2.26
73Japan2.29
74Netherlands2.35
75Ecuador2.46
76Kuwait2.49
77Malaysia2.50
78Brazil2.53
79Ivory Coast2.60
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 better58
Pos.201958
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
89Grenada11.20
90=Kyrgyzstan11.30
90=St Vincent & Grenadines11.30
92Ecuador11.50
93=N. Korea11.50
94Egypt11.60
95=Panama12.00
95=Palestine12.00
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better59
Pos.2017
%59
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
121Ghana43.5
122Rwanda43.7
123Bolivia44.0
124=Ecuador44.7
124=Malawi44.7
126Comoros45.3
127Dominican Rep.45.7
128Nicaragua46.2
The Americas Avg45.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better60
Pos.2018
Severity60
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
24China.016
25Brazil.01661
26Belize.017
27Ecuador.018
28Jamaica.018
29Paraguay.019
30Vietnam.019
31Egypt.019
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)49
Pos.Lower is better
%49
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
63=Algeria73
63=Peru73
65S. Africa75
66=Ecuador76
66=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
69=Malaysia77
69=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
77=Jordan85
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)62
Pos.Higher is better
%62
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
77=Costa Rica1
77=Honduras1
77=Brazil1
77=Ecuador1
77=S. Africa1
77=Venezuela1
77=Peru1
77=Guatemala1
77=El Salvador1
77=Panama1
87Somalia0
88=Sri Lanka0
88=Burundi0
88=Burkina Faso0
88=Brunei0
88=Botswana0
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 below63:

Christian94.1%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.3%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated5.5%

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 94.8% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 76% 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 95%, other 5%64.

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