The Human Truth Foundation

Honduras (Republic of Honduras)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#cameroon #honduras #paraguay

Honduras
Republic of Honduras
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index129th best
CapitalTegucigalpa
Land Area 111 890km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Central America
Population9.6m2
Life Expectancy70.12yrs (2017)3
GNI$5 298 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesHN, HND, 3405
Internet Domain.hn6
CurrencyLempira (HNL)7
Telephone+5048

1. Overview

Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverWith glorious diving around the Bay Islands, ancient Maya ruins, historic colonial towns, Caribbean beaches and steamy mountain jungles, Honduras is waiting to be rediscovered. You´ve probably heard about the bad boy in the Central American ´hood. Even if you´ve just glanced at a headline, Honduras and trouble seem inextricably linked. In late 2009 when former President Manuel Zelaya was exiled to Costa Rica, all of the tourists went with him. But what´s the reality on the ground now? Well, despite the country´s rep, the vast majority of travelers actually love their time here, for the nation is simply loaded with attractions: the fabled Bay Islands (a dive and party mecca), the magical Maya ruins of Copán, the seductive beauty of the Lenca highlands and the wildlife-rich jungle reserves in La Moskitia.

It´s also superb value for money: all the adventure sports that have put Costa Rica on the map are available here at backpacking rates. Honduran landscapes are extraordinary, its cultural sights compelling and its people waiting. Sure, take a little extra care, especially in the big cities... but make the move and discover Honduras for yourself.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Honduras National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
134Micronesia0.628
135Guatemala0.627
136Kiribati0.624
137Honduras0.621
138Sao Tome & Principe0.618
139Namibia0.615
140=Vanuatu0.607
140=Laos0.607
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
...
134Bangladesh$5 472
135Angola$5 466
136Samoa$5 308
137Honduras$5 298
138Ivory Coast$5 217
139Mauritania$5 075
140Djibouti$5 025
141Venezuela$4 811
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
...
126Iran97.7
127Suriname98.0
128Namibia99.6
129Honduras100.4
130Bangladesh100.7
131Guyana101.3
132Zambia101.4
133Vanuatu102.2
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. Honduras's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Honduras's population is predicted to rise to 10.66 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 3.02. 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
...
90Azerbaijan9.9m
91Hungary9.7m
92UAE9.6m
93Honduras9.6m
94Belarus9.5m
95Tajikistan9.1m
96Austria8.9m
97Serbia8.8m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
121Kyrgyzstan70.0
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
118Hong Kong1.12
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
76Nepal10.8
77=Bhutan10.8
77=Micronesia10.8
79Honduras11.0
80=Turkmenistan11.0
80=Maldives11.0
82Mongolia11.8
83=Uzbekistan11.9
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
171Egypt0.5%
172Guatemala0.5%
173Cambodia0.5%
174Honduras0.4%
175Solomon Islands0.4%
176Papua New Guinea0.4%
177India0.4%
178Afghanistan0.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
82Russia7.9%
83Mali7.6%
84UK7.5%
85Honduras7.5%
86Austria7.1%
87Uzbekistan7.0%
88Bolivia6.8%
89Guinea-Bissau6.8%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #gender_equality #honduras #human_rights #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
64Paraguay70.4
65Armenia71.4
66Montenegro71.8
67Honduras71.9
68Mauritius72.4
69Liechtenstein73.6
The Americas Avg73.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Honduras does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. Honduras does better than average in terms of its nominal commitment to Human Rights18, LGBT equality19, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports20, speed of uptake of HR treaties21 and in freethought22. In 2017 Honduras finally moved to make child marriage illegal23. Honduras still has work to do. Honduras does worse than average when it comes to opposing gender inequality24, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms25 and in supporting press freedom26 (one of the worst in The Americas). "Violent crime is rampant in Honduras... Journalists, environmental activists, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals are among those most vulnerable to violence... Marred by corruption and abuse, the judiciary and police remain largely ineffective"23.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Honduras's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
22Chile99.1
23=Suriname100.0
24Colombia100.3
25Honduras101.4
26Mexico102.6
27Bolivia103.4
28Uruguay103.6
29=Guatemala103.8
30Jamaica106.6
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
122Colombia100.3
123Syria101.3
124Gambia101.3
125Honduras101.4
126Moldova101.5
127=Ghana101.8
127=Egypt101.8
129Comoros102.1
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:

Honduras has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Honduras does better than average in terms of its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance29, its alcohol consumption rate30 (one of the best in The Americas) and in its smoking rate31 (but bad for The Americas). But, things still need to improve in Honduras. Honduras does worse than average in its average life expectancy11, its fertility rate13 (amongst the worst in The Americas), its immunizations take-up32 and in its adolescent birth rate24. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Honduras improved by +7.6yrs in the 30 years from 1990, on par with the global average improvement of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
121Kyrgyzstan70.0
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
30
Pos.2016
Per Capita30
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
66=Israel3.8
66=UAE3.8
68N. Korea3.9
69Honduras4.0
70Jamaica4.2
71Sri Lanka4.3
72=Bahamas4.4
72=Ecuador4.4
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
...
118Hong Kong1.12
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
31
Pos.201431
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
78Ivory Coast 477
79Nicaragua 488
80Angola 489
81Honduras 489
82Brazil 492
83Senegal 504
84Pakistan 511
85Cape Verde 515
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
59Cyprus59
60Guinea60
61Sierra Leone61
62Honduras62
63Lebanon63
64Lithuania64
65Cambodia65
66Georgia66
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better33
Pos.2016
%33
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
98Denmark55.4
99Jamaica55.5
100Mongolia55.6
101=Honduras55.8
101=Estonia55.8
103Guatemala55.9
104Ecuador56.0
105=Bolivia56.1
The Americas Avg57.4
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
...
127Mexico62.8
128Argentina63.8
129Laos64.1
130Honduras65.0
131El Salvador65.2
132S. Sudan65.9
133Belize65.9
134Ghana66.8
The Americas Avg56.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
32
Pos.2015
Avg %32
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
123Peru89.3
124Ireland89.2
125Sudan89.2
126Honduras88.8
127Kenya88.5
128Costa Rica88.5
129Colombia88.4
130Kiribati88.4
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Honduras's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Uruguay48.0
2Peru48.2
3Costa Rica49.6
...
22Panama85.3
23St Lucia86.3
24St Kitts & Nevis86.5
25Honduras88.3
26Dominica91.7
27Bahamas93.0
28Barbados97.0
29Jamaica99.7
30=Guyana108.0
The Americas Avg80.1
q=35.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
107=Kiribati87.0
108Algeria87.8
109Equatorial Guinea88.0
110Honduras88.3
111Senegal88.5
112Papua New Guinea89.0
113Cambodia90.0
114Thailand90.4
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Honduras is 110th in the world regarding its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Honduras does better than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population35 (but bad for The Americas) and in annual meat consumption per person36. When it comes to most other metrics, Honduras does not do well. It does worse than average for energy to GDP efficiency37 (one of the worst in The Americas), its environmental performance38 (amongst the worst in The Americas) and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 when it comes to its forested percent change 1990-201539 (the worst in The Americas).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
39
Pos.2015
%39
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
177N. Korea-38.7
178Niger-41.3
179Pakistan-41.7
180Honduras-43.6
181Mauritania-45.9
182Uganda-56.4
183Nigeria-59.4
184Togo-72.6
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
...
111Maldives52.1
112Moldova52.0
113Botswana51.7
114Honduras51.5
115Sudan51.5
116Oman51.3
117Zambia51.0
118Grenada50.9
The Americas Avg58.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better37
Pos.201437
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
83Georgia07.25
84Vietnam07.14
85Saudi Arabia07.04
86Honduras06.80
87Bulgaria06.54
88Qatar06.49
89Finland06.33
90=Oman06.29
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
...
119Guatemala1995 Oct 08
120Uzbekistan1995 Oct 17
121Niger1995 Oct 23
122Honduras1995 Oct 29
123Israel1995 Nov 05
124Algeria1995 Nov 12
125Morocco1995 Nov 19
126=Bhutan1995 Nov 23
The Americas Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better35
Pos.2011
%35
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
41Thailand49.9%
42Italy49.6%
43Vietnam49.1%
44Honduras48.1%
45Iran47.9%
46Turkey47.4%
47Sudan46.9%
48Malaysia46.6%
The Americas Avg58.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2021
kg36
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
71Namibia37.2
72Georgia37.8
73Cape Verde38.4
74Honduras38.8
75Kyrgyzstan39.0
76Macedonia41.0
77Guatemala42.1
78Uzbekistan42.3
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Honduras's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
33=St Lucia97.8
34Paraguay104.4
35El Salvador111.1
36Guatemala111.7
37Suriname114.4
38Nicaragua117.7
39Guyana122.6
40Honduras130.6
41Haiti153.8
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
173Djibouti125.8
174Myanmar (Burma)127.0
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
176Honduras130.6
177Liberia130.8
178Micronesia131.3
179Tanzania132.0
180Mozambique133.8
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2941
2Israel4.1141
3Japan3.5841
...
116=Cape Verde0.0742
117Trinidad & Tobago0.0543
118=Macau0.0544
119Honduras0.0445
120=Guatemala0.0443
120=Bahrain0.0444
120=Colombia0.0444
123Iraq0.0342
The Americas Avg0.47
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
46
Pos.201846
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
133Gambia36.8%
134Nepal35.9%
135Kenya35.2%
136Honduras33.5%
137Haiti33.2%
138S. Sudan33.2%
139Swaziland32.6%
140Morocco32.2%
The Americas Avg63.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
47
Pos.2021
Years47
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
166Uganda10.1
167Laos10.1
168Madagascar10.1
169Honduras10.1
170Nigeria10.1
171Congo, DR9.8
172Guinea9.8
173Equatorial Guinea9.7
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
133Botswana133
134Suriname134
135Uruguay135
136Honduras136
137Papua New Guinea137
138Congo, DR138
139Ecuador139
140Syria140
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
48
Pos.2018
%48
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
88=Djibouti89
88=Ghana89
88=Guatemala89
91Honduras90
92=Cameroon90
92=Rwanda90
92=Liberia90
95Morocco91
The Americas Avg65.4
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better49
Pos.200649
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
95=Dominican Rep.82
95=Madagascar82
97Egypt81
98=Honduras81
98=Nicaragua81
100El Salvador80
101=Guatemala79
101=Sri Lanka79
The Americas Avg85.3
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
50
Pos.201650
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
142Senegal23%
143Angola23%
144Ivory Coast22%
145Honduras22%
146Botswana21%
147Libya21%
148Zimbabwe21%
149Equatorial Guinea21%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
51
Pos.2017
Ratio51
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
132=Myanmar (Burma)0.0
132=Morocco0.0
132=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.0
132=Honduras0.0
132=Syria0.0
132=Nicaragua0.0
132=Solomon Islands0.0
132=Congo, (Brazzaville)0.0
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
52
Pos.2022
%52
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
24=Jamaica46.0
24=Russia46.0
24=Iceland46.0
24=Honduras46.0
24=Mongolia46.0
24=Denmark46.0
24=Uganda46.0
31Bahrain45.0
The Americas Avg43.7
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
53
Pos.2022
Points53
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
157Zimbabwe23.0
158=Myanmar (Burma)23.0
158=Azerbaijan23.0
158=Honduras23.0
158=Iraq23.0
162Sudan22.0
163=Eritrea22.0
164Congo, (Brazzaville)21.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In 1998, Honduras began to be included in the Corruption Perception Index data, and entered at 3rd-worst spot, behind only Cameroon and Paraguay.

Happiness
Higher is better
54
Pos.2018
Score54
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
69Hungary5.6
70Libya5.6
71Philippines5.5
72Honduras5.5
73=Turkey5.5
73=Belarus5.5
75Pakistan5.5
76Hong Kong5.4
The Americas Avg6.05
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
117Panama117
118Colombia118
119Brazil119
120Honduras120
121Tanzania121
122Zimbabwe122
123Egypt123
124Burkina Faso124
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
61Qatar61
62USA62
63Congo, DR63
64Honduras64
65S. Korea65
66Benin66
67Lesotho67
68Panama68
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
55
Pos.2023
Score55
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
117Kenya2.25
118Mozambique2.26
119Saudi Arabia2.26
120Honduras2.27
121Egypt2.27
122El Salvador2.28
123Nicaragua2.29
124=Uganda2.30
The Americas Avg2.13
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
85Mexico85
86Cambodia86
87Bangladesh87
88Honduras88
89Namibia89
90Uganda90
91Congo, DR91
92Pakistan92
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
119Oman119
120Egypt120
121Colombia121
122Honduras122
123Guinea123
124Congo, (Brazzaville)124
125Swaziland125
126Madagascar126
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
56
Pos.2019
Score56
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
49Czechia0.87
50Denmark0.96
51Guinea0.97
52Honduras0.99
53=Vietnam1.00
53=Montenegro1.00
55Taiwan1.01
56Laos1.03
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 better57
Pos.201957
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
103Morocco13.00
104Nicaragua13.10
105=Mongolia13.10
106Honduras13.30
107Paraguay13.80
108=Uzbekistan13.90
108=Indonesia13.90
108=Azerbaijan13.90
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better58
Pos.2017
%58
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
138Congo, (Brazzaville)48.9
139Colombia49.7
140Panama49.9
141Honduras50.5
142Guinea-Bissau50.7
143St Lucia51.2
144Swaziland51.5
145=Botswana53.3
The Americas Avg45.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better59
Pos.2018
Severity59
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
45Nicaragua.074
46Swaziland.081
47Morocco.085
48Honduras.090
49Sao Tome & Principe.092
50Bolivia.094
51Laos.108
52Congo, (Brazzaville).112
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)48
Pos.Lower is better
%48
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
88=Djibouti89
88=Ghana89
88=Guatemala89
91Honduras90
92=Cameroon90
92=Rwanda90
92=Liberia90
95Morocco91
96=Guinea-Bissau91
96=Philippines91
96=Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100=Burkina Faso93
100=Tanzania93
100=Indonesia93
103Mali94
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)60
Pos.Higher is better
%60
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
75=Bolivia1
75=Colombia1
75=Costa Rica1
75=Honduras1
75=Brazil1
75=Ecuador1
75=S. Africa1
75=Venezuela1
75=Peru1
75=Guatemala1
75=El Salvador1
75=Panama1
87Somalia0
88=Sri Lanka0
88=Burundi0
88=Burkina Faso0
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 below61:

Christian87.6%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated10.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%62.

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