The Human Truth Foundation

Iraq (Republic of Iraq)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#iraq

Iraq
Republic of Iraq
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index177th best
CapitalBaghdad
Land Area 434 320km21
LocationAsia, The Middle East
Population38.4m2
Life Expectancy70.38yrs (2017)3
GNI$9 977 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesIQ, IRQ, 3685
Internet Domain.iq6
CurrencyDinar (IQD)7
Telephone+9648

1. Overview

#iran #iraq #kuwait #UK

Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was SADDAM Husayn. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime. US forces remained in Iraq under a UNSC mandate through 2009 and under a bilateral security agreement thereafter, helping to provide security and to train and mentor Iraqi security forces. In October 2005, Iraqis approved a constitution in a national referendum and, pursuant to this document, elected a 275-member Council of Representatives (COR) in December 2005. The COR approved most cabinet ministers in May 2006, marking the transition to Iraq's first constitutional government in nearly a half century. In January 2009, Iraq held elections for provincial councils in all governorates except for the three governorates comprising the Kurdistan Regional Government and Kirkuk Governorate. Iraq held a national legislative election in March 2010 - choosing 325 legislators in an expanded COR - and, after nine months of deadlock the COR approved the new government in December 2010. Nearly nine years after the start of the Second Gulf War in Iraq, US military operations there ended in mid-December 2011.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverOne of the cradles of civilisation, Iraq has, despite its recent troubles and persistent bad press, a wealth of human and cultural riches to reveal. Torn between its glorious past as the cradle of civilisation and the turmoil of its recent bloody history, Iraq is a country of contradictions. It is the birthplace of writing and the legendary home of the Garden of Eden, Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Epic of Gilgamesh. But it is also a place of unimaginable horrors.

Since the 2003 US-led invasion, Iraq has been caught in a cycle of violence. The country has since intermittently hovered on the cusp of a new beginning. Even so, with the exception of Iraqi Kurdistan, much of Iraq remains too dangerous for independent travellers. The future is far from certain, but with its rich history and warm hospitality, Iraq could become one of the great travel destinations of the Middle East, insha´ Allah.

Iraqi Kurdistan´s slogan, `The Other Iraq´, could not be more fitting. This is the Iraq you don´t see in the news. It´s a safe and tranquil oasis with happening cities, soaring mountains and welcoming people.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Iraq National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
118=Bolivia0.692
118=Kyrgyzstan0.692
120Venezuela0.691
121Iraq0.686
122Tajikistan0.685
123=Belize0.683
123=Morocco0.683
125El Salvador0.675
Asia 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
...
107Ecuador$10 312
108Tunisia$10 258
109Fiji$9 980
110Iraq$9 977
111Jordan$9 924
112Lebanon$9 526
113Bhutan$9 438
114Philippines$8 920
Asia Avg$22 215
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
174Zimbabwe120.3
175Marshall Islands120.8
176Congo, (Brazzaville)120.9
177Iraq122.7
178Guinea-Bissau123.0
179Mauritania123.1
180Comoros124.0
181Burundi124.1
Asia Avg87.7
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. Iraq's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Iraq's population is predicted to rise to 55.26 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 4.57. 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
...
33Uganda42.7m
34Algeria42.2m
35Sudan41.8m
36Iraq38.4m
37Poland37.9m
38Afghanistan37.2m
39Canada37.1m
40Morocco36.0m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
111Jamaica70.5
112Belize70.5
113Vanuatu70.4
114Iraq70.4
115Solomon Islands70.3
116Suriname70.3
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
150Congo, (Brazzaville)4.46
151Central African Rep.4.46
152Madagascar4.52
153Iraq4.57
154Kenya4.64
155Senegal4.65
156Gambia4.73
157Mozambique4.75
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
23Benin05.8
24Burundi05.9
25=Liberia05.9
26Iraq06.0
27=Guinea06.1
27=Guinea-Bissau06.1
27=Lesotho06.1
27=Kenya06.1
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
153Congo, DR1.1%
154Bosnia & Herzegovina1.1%
155Guinea1.0%
156Iraq1.0%
157Mexico0.9%
158Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%
159Zambia0.9%
160Bangladesh0.9%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
110Turkmenistan5.0%
111Mozambique5.0%
112Senegal5.0%
113Iraq4.9%
114Denmark4.7%
115Yemen4.7%
116Hungary4.6%
117Colombia4.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

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

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
161Malawi123.2
162Yemen123.4
163Sao Tome & Principe123.5
164Iraq124.4
165Burundi126.1
166Congo, DR126.7
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Iraq is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Iraq does better than average when it comes to speed of uptake of HR treaties18. However Iraq performs less well in most areas. It does worse than average for commentary in Human Rights Watch reports19, opposing gender inequality20, supporting press freedom21, its nominal commitment to Human Rights22, freethought23 and in LGBT equality24. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 for the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)25 and in its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice26 (the highest in Asia). The rich dominate the poor - just 1% of the population control 22% of the country's entire income27. Violence against women is rife, and women have few legal protections to shield them from domestic abuse28. Homosexual relations are illegal28. As a result of the death penalty, "Iraq has long had one of the highest rates of executions in the world"28.

Human Rights Watch finds that ISIS have "carried out the most serious human rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity"28 and the UN finds the ISIS responsible for genocide28. Iraq forces have conducted widespread 'collective punishments' against families and communities28.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Iraq's Health

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

Compared to Asia (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
42=Azerbaijan100.0
43Syria101.3
44=Afghanistan103.8
45Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
46Yemen112.0
47Philippines112.9
48Laos115.9
49Palestine116.7
50Iraq130.9
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
184Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
185Cook Islands123.7
186Namibia125.9
187Iraq130.9
188Gabon131.3
189Ivory Coast132.6
190Angola133.1
191Nauru134.8
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 Maldives30. 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 Palau30.

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 Mediterranean30, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa30.

For more, see:

Health:

Iraq is a pretty unhealthy country. Iraq comes in the best 20 for its alcohol consumption rate31. But that's it. Iraq has problems. It does worse than average in its average life expectancy11, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32 (the highest in Asia), its smoking rate33, its adolescent birth rate20 (the worst in Asia) and in its fertility rate13 (one of the highest in Asia). And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in its immunizations take-up34 (amongst the lowest in Asia). The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Iraq improved by +13.1yrs in the 30 years from 1990, much better than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
111Jamaica70.5
112Belize70.5
113Vanuatu70.4
114Iraq70.4
115Solomon Islands70.3
116Suriname70.3
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
9=Syria0.3
9=Pakistan0.3
11Kiribati0.4
12=Iraq0.4
12=Brunei0.4
12=Egypt0.4
15Djibouti0.5
16=Niger0.5
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
150Congo, (Brazzaville)4.46
151Central African Rep.4.46
152Madagascar4.52
153Iraq4.57
154Kenya4.64
155Senegal4.65
156Gambia4.73
157Mozambique4.75
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
33
Pos.201433
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
132Albania1 177
133Egypt1 188
134Vietnam1 215
135Iraq1 227
136Spain1 265
137Malta1 266
138Philippines1 291
139Indonesia1 322
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
132Suriname132
133Grenada133
134Montenegro134
135Iraq135
136Madagascar136
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
138Albania138
139Ghana139
Asia Avg64.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better35
Pos.2016
%35
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
165Israel64.3
166Bahamas64.4
167Australia64.5
168Iraq64.6
169Mexico64.9
170New Zealand65.6
171Bahrain65.8
172Malta66.4
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
20
Pos.2015
Per 100020
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
149Guatemala80.7
150Bangladesh83.0
151Benin83.2
152Iraq84.0
153Sao Tome & Principe84.3
154Guyana88.0
155Nicaragua88.8
156Guinea-Bissau89.5
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
34
Pos.2015
Avg %34
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
175S. Africa72.5
176=Angola71.9
176=Madagascar71.9
178Iraq70.7
179Afghanistan70.6
180Niger69.7
181Samoa68.1
182Yemen67.4
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Iraq's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Asia (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
43UAE114.4
44Kuwait115.4
45Uzbekistan118.5
46Afghanistan120.3
47Brunei121.5
48Iraq122.5
49Tajikistan125.0
50Bahrain128.0
51Palestine147.5
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
176Afghanistan120.3
177St Vincent & Grenadines121.0
178Brunei121.5
179Iraq122.5
180Montenegro124.3
181Tajikistan125.0
182Liberia125.8
183Bahrain128.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
(amongst the highest in Asia)With regard to its responsibility towards the environment, Iraq ranks 10th-worst in the world. This rank is derived from 5 data sets. Iraq does better than average in annual meat consumption per person37 and in its forested percent change 1990-201538. Iraq does worse than average when it comes to the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population39 and in its environmental performance40. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 when it comes to how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
%38
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
61Gabon+04.5
62Ukraine+04.1
63Croatia+03.8
64Iraq+03.3
65USA+02.7
66Georgia+02.6
67Austria+02.5
68Finland+01.8
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
149Zimbabwe43.4
150Cambodia43.2
151Solomon Islands43.2
152Iraq43.2
153Laos42.9
154Burkina Faso42.8
155Sierra Leone42.5
156Gambia42.4
Asia Avg54.5
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
...
189Montenegro2006 Jun 03
190Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2007 Jan 08
191Brunei2008 Jul 27
192Iraq2009 Oct 26
193Somalia2009 Dec 10
194Palestine2015 Apr 02
195Andorra2015 May 05
196USA
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better39
Pos.2011
%39
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
109Nigeria25.3%
110Armenia25.3%
111Kazakhstan25.0%
112Iraq24.9%
113Sweden24.3%
114New Zealand24.2%
115Poland23.8%
116Belarus23.7%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
37
Pos.2021
kg37
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
32Syria17.8
33Yemen17.8
34Algeria17.9
35Iraq18.3
36Zambia18.3
37Indonesia18.6
38Pakistan18.6
39Senegal19.3
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Iraq's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to Asia (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
42Bhutan112.3
43Bangladesh112.9
44Laos115.2
45Iraq121.8
46Syria123.5
47Myanmar (Burma)127.0
48Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
49Yemen134.4
50Afghanistan136.7
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
163Burkina Faso120.6
164Ivory Coast121.3
165Malawi121.6
166Iraq121.8
167Guyana122.6
168Syria123.5
169Mali124.1
170Togo124.4
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In the 1990s, the expected duration of education in Iraq fell by almost a year, whereas most of the rest of the world's increased. 42

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2943
2Israel4.1143
3Japan3.5843
...
119=Honduras0.0444
119=Guatemala0.0445
119=Bahrain0.0446
119=Colombia0.0446
123Iraq0.0347
124=El Salvador0.0345
124=China0.0346
126Lesotho0.0147
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
48
Pos.201848
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
112Macedonia49.8%
113Indonesia48.8%
114Congo, (Brazzaville)48.8%
115Iraq48.0%
116Paraguay47.8%
117Nicaragua47.5%
118Maldives47.1%
119Bangladesh46.7%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
49
Pos.2021
Years49
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
133Botswana12.3
134Angola12.2
135Zimbabwe12.1
136Iraq12.1
137Ghana12.0
138Lesotho12.0
139Namibia11.9
140Comoros11.9
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
156Tanzania156
157Equatorial Guinea157
158Guyana158
159Afghanistan159
160Indonesia160
161Bolivia161
162Iraq162
163Angola163
Asia Avg97.1
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
50
Pos.2018
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
73=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
77=Jordan85
79Palestine86
80=Uganda86
Asia Avg55.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better51
Pos.200651
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
62=Mexico88
63Brazil87
64=Bolivia87
64=Iraq87
64=Azerbaijan87
64=Indonesia87
64=Turkmenistan87
64=Uzbekistan87
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
52
Pos.201652
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
165Namibia16%
166Turkmenistan15%
167Bangladesh13%
168Iraq13%
169Kiribati13%
170Rwanda12%
171Mali12%
172Haiti12%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
53
Pos.201353
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
73Angola1.61
74Sri Lanka1.67
75Oman1.72
76Iraq1.84
77Bangladesh1.87
78Sudan1.98
79India2.10
80Russia2.42
Asia Avg1.08
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
54
Pos.2017
Ratio54
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
141=Kiribati0.0
141=Ivory Coast0.0
141=Mauritania0.0
141=Iraq0.0
141=Oman0.0
141=Papua New Guinea0.0
141=French Polynesia0.0
141=Palestine0.0
Asia Avg2.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
55
Pos.2022
%55
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
77=Finland37.0
77=Hong Kong37.0
77=Cameroon37.0
77=Iraq37.0
77=Croatia37.0
77=Moldova37.0
77=Israel37.0
77=Mauritius37.0
Asia Avg37.9
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
56
Pos.2022
Points56
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
158Myanmar (Burma)23.0
159=Azerbaijan23.0
159=Honduras23.0
159=Iraq23.0
162Sudan22.0
163=Eritrea22.0
164Congo, (Brazzaville)21.0
165=Guinea-Bissau21.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.

From 2006 to 2008, Iraq became the 3rd-worst country in terms of perceived corruption. Things have improved very slowly; throughout the 2010s it was on average only the 9th-worst.

Happiness
Higher is better
57
Pos.2018
Score57
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
114Congo, (Brazzaville)4.6
115Bangladesh4.5
116Sri Lanka4.5
117Iraq4.5
118Mali4.4
119Namibia4.4
120Cambodia4.4
121Burkina Faso4.4
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
153Liberia153
154Venezuela154
155Yemen155
156Iraq156
157Iran157
158Gabon158
159Central African Rep.159
160Burundi160
Asia Avg99.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
150Cameroon150
151Suriname151
152Gabon152
153Iraq153
154Paraguay154
155Grenada155
156Venezuela156
157Bahrain157
Asia Avg86.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
58
Pos.2023
Score58
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
151Ethiopia2.87
152Central African Rep.2.93
153Mali2.96
154Iraq3.01
155Sudan3.02
156Somalia3.04
157Ukraine3.04
158Russia3.14
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
155Mali155
156Swaziland156
157Yemen157
158Iraq158
159Bahrain159
160Slovenia160
161Tonga161
162Marshall Islands162
Asia Avg76.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
112Libya112
113Belize113
114Morocco114
115Iraq115
116Dominica116
117Saudi Arabia117
118Lesotho118
119Oman119
Asia Avg92.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
59
Pos.2019
Score59
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
143Yemen7.26
144India7.52
145Somalia7.80
146Pakistan7.89
147Syria8.01
148Nigeria8.60
149Iraq9.24
150Afghanistan9.60
Asia Avg3.60
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 better60
Pos.201960
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
114Fiji14.90
115=Trinidad & Tobago14.90
116Philippines15.30
117Iraq15.90
118Micronesia16.10
119Tajikistan16.70
120=Dominican Rep.17.00
120=Sao Tome & Principe17.00
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better61
Pos.2017
%61
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
18Albania29.0
19Sweden29.2
20Malta29.4
21Iraq29.5
22Hungary30.4
23Austria30.5
24=Sao Tome & Principe30.8
24=Poland30.8
Asia Avg35.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better62
Pos.2018
Severity62
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
37Syria.029
38Tajikistan.029
39El Salvador.032
40Iraq.033
41Suriname.041
42Mongolia.042
43Peru.053
44Gabon.066
Asia Avg.084
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Religiosity (2018)50
Pos.Lower is better
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
73=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
77=Jordan85
79Palestine86
80=Uganda86
80=Chad86
80=Niger86
83Kenya87
84=Mozambique87
85Congo, DR88
86=Nigeria88
86=Nicaragua88
88Djibouti89
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)63
Pos.Higher is better
%63
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
106=Tanzania0
106=Malaysia0
106=Haiti0
106=Iraq0
106=Guinea0
106=Ghana0
106=Jordan0
106=Gambia0
106=Kenya0
106=Ethiopia0
106=Afghanistan0
106=Egypt0
106=Liberia0
106=Libya0
106=Ivory Coast0
106=Pakistan0
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 below64:

Christian0.8%
Muslim99%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

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 100% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 82% 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: Muslim (official) 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%. note: while there has been voluntary relocation of many Christian families to northern Iraq, recent reporting indicates that the overall Christian population may have dropped by as much as 50 percent since the fall of the Saddam HUSSEIN regime in 2003, with many fleeing to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon65.

Freedom of Religion and Belief: When it comes to religious freedom and persecution, sociologists Grim & Finke place Iraq into the worst category, along with just 13 other countries. In this category, severe restrictions on religious freedom and freedom of belief stem simultaneously from top-down pressure from government and institutionalized religion, and from bottom-up grassroots movements that often go even further than the government in harassing those who do not believe the right things (2011)66.

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