The Human Truth Foundation

Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#luxembourg

Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index18th best
CapitalLuxembourg
Land Area 2 590km21
LocationEurope
Population0.6m2
Life Expectancy82.63yrs (2017)3
GNI$84 649 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesLU, LUX, 4425
Internet Domain.lu6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+3528

1. Overview

#belgium #eu #germany #human_rights #luxembourg #netherlands

Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverThe Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is famed for its banks but visually is mostly an undulating series of pretty wooded hills dotted with castle villages. Which European nation, just 84km long, rates among the world´s three richest countries? Remarkably the answer is Luxembourg. That´s some achievement given its wholesale destruction during WWII, a sad history remembered in war museums across the country. The country´s economic miracle started with steel but is now based particularly on banking - Belgians joke that visitors only go there to get their money out.But don´t leave Luxembourg to the bankers and Eurocrats. The capital has a fairy-tale quality to its Unesco-listed historic core, dramatically perched on a once-impregnable cliff top. Beyond, you´ll rapidly find yourself in rolling part-forested hills where a string of beguiling villages each form attractive huddles beneath medieval castles. Then there´s all the fun of the fizz in Moselle wine country and some loveable walks to take in the pretty micro-gorges of Müllerthal. All in all, this little country has plenty of surprises.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

The EU has acted on behalf of its member states on many occasions to support, foster, fund and encourage human rights protections in every region of the world, with agreement of its member states through the European Parliament. The protections of workers' rights and their harmonisations (which stops companies moving staff to countries with the weakest laws) has had great effect in stopping workforce abuse11. According to Human Rights Watch's comprehensive review for the year 2017, in addition to vocal and public pronouncements on poor human rights records of many countries, the EU has also acted through economic sanctions, political pressure and used other means to incentivize the adoption of human rights protections, even if these measures harm EU trading12. It is to Luxembourg's credit that it supports the EU in these actions.

2. Luxembourg National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)13
Pos.Higher is better
Value13
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
14=New Zealand0.937
15Canada0.936
16Liechtenstein0.935
17Luxembourg0.930
18UK0.929
19=Japan0.925
19=S. Korea0.925
21USA0.921
Europe Avg0.87
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)13
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $13
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
4Luxembourg$84 649
5Ireland$76 169
6Switzerland$66 933
7USA$64 765
8Norway$64 660
9Brunei$64 490
10Hong Kong$62 607
11UAE$62 574
12Denmark$60 365
Europe Avg$40 512
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
14
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank14
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
15Ireland40.2
16Japan40.5
17France43.2
18Luxembourg43.3
19Taiwan44.5
20Spain44.7
21S. Korea46.9
22Italy47.4
Europe Avg57.4
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. Luxembourg's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Luxembourg's population is predicted to rise to 637 689 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce. This country has a fertility rate of 1.67. 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
...
162Bhutan0.8m
163Solomon Islands0.7m
164Montenegro0.6m
165Luxembourg0.6m
166Suriname0.6m
167Cape Verde0.5m
168Maldives0.5m
169Malta0.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
13
Pos.2021
Years13
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
13Singapore82.8
14Iceland82.7
15Canada82.7
16Luxembourg82.6
17France82.5
18New Zealand82.5
19Israel82.3
20Finland82.0
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
15
Pos.201315
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
50Canada1.69
51Colombia2.31
52Maldives1.67
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
56Montenegro1.63
57S. Africa2.39
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
16
Pos.2016
Per 10016
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
133Cyprus26.9
134Chile27.0
135Macedonia27.7
136Luxembourg28.3
137Armenia28.7
138=Thailand29.2
138=Ireland29.2
140Russia29.5
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants17
Pos.2017
%17
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
4Liechtenstein65.1%
5Monaco54.9%
6Andorra53.3%
7Bahrain48.4%
8Singapore46.0%
9Luxembourg45.3%
10Oman44.7%
11Hong Kong39.1%
12Saudi Arabia37.0%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants18
Pos.2010
%18
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
53Estonia12.6%
54Nicaragua12.5%
55Latvia12.3%
56Luxembourg11.8%
57Jordan11.3%
58Kyrgyzstan11.2%
59Tajikistan11.2%
60Cuba10.9%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Luxembourg's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Europe (2020)19
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank19
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
4Netherlands15.6
5Iceland19.9
6Austria22.3
7Luxembourg23.7
8Finland23.8
9France24.7
10Germany24.8
11Belgium25.9
12UK26.6
13Spain28.2
Europe Avg51.4
q=49.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)19
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank19
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
4Netherlands15.6
5New Zealand17.3
6Iceland19.9
7Canada21.0
8Austria22.3
9Luxembourg23.7
10Finland23.8
11Australia23.9
12Hong Kong24.3
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark20. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu20.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe20, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia20.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Human Rights Watch Comments
Higher is better21
Pos.2017
Score21
1=UK9
1=France9
1=Germany9
4Canada8
5=Netherlands8
6Sweden7
7=Ireland7
8Finland6
9=Luxembourg6
9=Belgium6
11Greece5
12=Cyprus5
Europe Avg3.5
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better22
Pos.2009
Treaties22
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
60Nicaragua19
61=Canada19
61=Kazakhstan19
61=Luxembourg19
61=Greece19
61=Ireland19
66Lithuania18
67=Moldova18
Europe Avg19.5
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better23
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty23
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
83Gabon9.47
84Turkey9.48
85Malta9.60
86Luxembourg9.67
87Nigeria9.71
88Vietnam9.72
89Nepal9.76
90S. Korea9.89
Europe Avg9.09
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better24
Pos.2014
Rank24
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
8=Australia6
9Finland9
10Netherlands10
11=Luxembourg11
11=Austria11
13Norway13
14=Germany13
15Sweden15
Europe Avg33.9
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better25
Pos.201325
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
4Luxembourg668
5Andorra682
6Denmark708
7Liechtenstein735
8New Zealand838
9Iceland849
10Sweden923
11Estonia926
12Austria940
Europe Avg2044
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
26
Pos.2018
% Victims26
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
11Argentina0.13
12Hong Kong0.14
13=Kuwait0.15
13=Luxembourg0.15
13=Qatar0.15
16Denmark0.16
17=Paraguay0.16
17=Sweden0.16
Europe Avg0.38
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Luxembourg is notable for its equality between the sexes and this has been a feature of the country's culture for quite some time.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
27
Pos.201527
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
10S. Korea0.07
11Singapore0.07
12Belgium0.07
13Luxembourg0.07
14Austria0.08
15Spain0.08
16Italy0.08
17Portugal0.09
Europe Avg0.15
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
14=Germany1919
14=Netherlands1919
14=Ukraine1919
14=Luxembourg1919
14=Czechia1919
14=Poland1919
20Canada1920
21=USA1920
Europe Avg1895
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
28
Pos.2017
Score28
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
11=Iceland72
12UK72
13=Mexico70
13=Luxembourg70
15Argentina69
16=Malta63
16=Andorra63
16=New Zealand63
Europe Avg46.9
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
29
Pos.202129
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
25Namibia1.8
26=Slovenia1.8
27Sierra Leone2.0
28=Luxembourg2.0
28=New Zealand2.0
28=Gabon2.0
28=S. Sudan2.0
28=Barbados2.0
Europe Avg2.6
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Luxembourg's Health

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

Compared to Europe (2020)30
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank30
1Monaco13.0
2Norway61.0
3=Finland65.3
4Switzerland65.6
5Italy67.5
6Spain69.6
7Portugal72.3
8Luxembourg72.9
9Denmark74.3
10Germany74.4
11Austria74.5
12Sweden75.6
13Iceland76.9
Europe Avg82.5
q=46.
Health (2020)30
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank30
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
24Spain69.6
25Qatar70.6
26Portugal72.3
27Luxembourg72.9
28Morocco73.1
29Denmark74.3
30Germany74.4
31Austria74.5
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 Maldives31. 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 Palau31.

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 Mediterranean31, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa31.

For more, see:

Health:

Luxembourg does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Luxembourg comes in the best 20 in terms of its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32, its adolescent birth rate27, its immunizations take-up33 and in its average life expectancy13. It does better than average in its fertility rate15. But, things still need to improve in Luxembourg. Luxembourg does worse than average in terms of its suicide rate34 (still good for Europe). And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 when it comes to its smoking rate35 and in its alcohol consumption rate36. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Luxembourg improved by +6.5yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
13
Pos.2021
Years13
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
13Singapore82.8
14Iceland82.7
15Canada82.7
16Luxembourg82.6
17France82.5
18New Zealand82.5
19Israel82.3
20Finland82.0
Europe Avg78.36
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2016
Per Capita36
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
180=Romania12.7
180=Bulgaria12.7
182Latvia12.9
183=Luxembourg13.0
183=Ireland13.0
185Nigeria13.4
186=Germany13.4
187Czechia14.4
Europe Avg10.3
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
15
Pos.201315
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
50Canada1.69
51Colombia2.31
52Maldives1.67
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
56Montenegro1.63
57S. Africa2.39
Europe Avg1.61
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
35
Pos.201435
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
172Czechia2 194
173Bosnia & Herzegovina2 233
174China2 250
175Luxembourg2 284
176Belgium2 353
177Slovenia2 637
178Russia2 690
179Macedonia2 732
Europe Avg1 648
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate34
Pos.2013
Per 100k34
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
45El Salvador16.5
46Kyrgyzstan17.7
47Netherlands18.6
48Luxembourg19.3
49Portugal19.6
50Singapore20.6
51India20.8
52Trinidad & Tobago21.7
Europe Avg26.99
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
8Canada8
9Netherlands9
10USA10
11Luxembourg11
12Finland12
13Australia13
14UAE14
15Saudi Arabia15
Europe Avg47.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better37
Pos.2016
%37
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
125Ukraine58.4
126=Cuba58.5
126=Italy58.5
128Luxembourg58.7
129Panama58.8
130Suriname58.9
131Colombia59.0
132=Cyprus59.1
Europe Avg58.5
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
27
Pos.2015
Per 100027
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
10Cyprus5.0
11Sweden5.7
12Norway5.9
13Luxembourg5.9
14Italy6.0
15Iceland6.1
16Libya6.2
17Finland6.5
Europe Avg14.6
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
...
12Iran98.1
13Finland98.1
14Saudi Arabia98.0
15=Luxembourg98.0
15=Oman98.0
17Antigua & Barbuda98.0
18Cuba97.9
19Belgium97.8
Europe Avg92.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Luxembourg's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #energy #food #meat #sustainability #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Europe (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Greece50.4
2Italy51.8
3Germany55.8
...
8Switzerland60.8
9=France61.8
9=Denmark61.8
11Luxembourg64.2
12Netherlands65.8
13=Austria66.6
14Finland67.4
15=Hungary68.6
16Armenia69.5
Europe Avg79.9
q=43.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
35Fiji63.3
36Guinea63.5
37New Zealand63.8
38Luxembourg64.2
39Burkina Faso64.3
40Cuba64.7
41Ethiopia64.8
42Belize65.3
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Luxembourg is 38th in the world regarding its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Luxembourg comes in the best 20 in terms of its environmental performance39, its score on the Green Future Index40 and in energy to GDP efficiency41. It does better than average in terms of how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. But, things still need to improve in Luxembourg. Luxembourg does worse than average when it comes to the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population42 and in annual meat consumption per person43.

Environmental Performance
Higher is better
39
Pos.201839
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
4Malta80.9
5Sweden80.5
6UK79.9
7Luxembourg79.1
8Austria79.0
9Ireland78.8
10Finland78.6
11Iceland78.6
12Spain78.4
Europe Avg69.6
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better41
Pos.201441
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
14UK13.89
15=Costa Rica13.51
15=Philippines13.51
17Luxembourg13.33
18=Bangladesh13.16
18=Italy13.16
20Cyprus12.99
21Morocco12.66
Europe Avg09.80
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
...
55Dominica1994 Jul 05
56Italy1994 Jul 14
57Bangladesh1994 Aug 01
58Luxembourg1994 Aug 07
59=Georgia1994 Aug 31
59=Egypt1994 Aug 31
61UK1994 Sep 01
62Chad1994 Sep 05
Europe Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better42
Pos.2011
%42
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
80Montenegro35.9%
81Rwanda35.8%
82Romania33.4%
83Luxembourg33.3%
84Togo33.3%
85Benin32.6%
86Bulgaria32.5%
87Kyrgyzstan32.0%
Europe Avg33.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
43
Pos.2021
kg43
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
155=Lithuania83.6
156UAE84.3
157Panama85.0
158Luxembourg85.8
159Antigua & Barbuda85.8
160France86.1
161Barbados86.4
162Canada86.9
Europe Avg71.1
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, meat consumption per person in Luxembourg was well above the global average (of 49kgs per year), putting unnecessary strain on water supplies and the environment, although the rate during that decade was reducing.43

Green Future Index
Higher is better40
Pos.2023
Score40
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
13Italy5.7
14=Ireland5.7
14=Canada5.7
16Luxembourg5.6
17Greece5.6
18Portugal5.5
19USA5.4
20=Switzerland5.4
Europe Avg5.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Luxembourg's Modernity and Learning

#education #english #it_security #maths #modernity #research #science #technology #the_internet

Compared to Europe (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1Finland8.4
2Switzerland15.1
3Estonia15.8
...
14Ireland21.7
15=Faroe Islands24.0
16Hungary24.2
17Luxembourg24.4
18Netherlands24.7
19Latvia28.2
20France28.8
21Poland34.6
22Lithuania35.0
Europe Avg41.2
q=49.
Modernity & Learning (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
20=S. Korea24.0
20=Faroe Islands24.0
22Hungary24.2
23Luxembourg24.4
24Netherlands24.7
25Singapore27.9
26Latvia28.2
27France28.8
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2945
2Israel4.1145
3Japan3.5845
...
25Hungary1.3745
26Italy1.2945
27Portugal1.2845
28Luxembourg1.2645
29Spain1.2245
30Russia1.1945
31New Zealand1.1746
32Brazil1.1547
Europe Avg1.32
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
48
Pos.201848
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
1=Canada100.0%
1=Finland100.0%
1=Iceland100.0%
7Uzbekistan99.9%
8Czechia99.8%
9Slovakia99.3%
10Latvia99.2%
11Kazakhstan98.6%
12Kyrgyzstan98.4%
Europe Avg88.3%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
49
Pos.2021
Years49
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
77Colombia14.4
78Moldova14.4
79Serbia14.4
80Luxembourg14.4
81China14.2
82Romania14.2
83Antigua & Barbuda14.2
84Morocco14.2
Europe Avg16.1
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
34Israel34
35Barbados35
36Estonia36
37Luxembourg37
38USA38
39Portugal39
40Spain40
41Italy41
Europe Avg31.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
50
Pos.2015
Score50
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
31USA1463
32Latvia1460
33Italy1456
34Luxembourg1450
35Iceland1443
36Croatia1426
37Lithuania1425
38Hungary1424
Europe Avg1417
World Avg1389
q=70.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
4Bermuda97%
5Andorra97%
6Denmark96%
7Liechtenstein96%
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
Europe Avg76.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
52
Pos.201352
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
Europe Avg0.80
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
53
Pos.2017
Ratio53
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
4USA35.0
5Greece33.5
6Luxembourg32.4
7India26.8
8Portugal26.6
9Ireland26.1
10UK24.7
11Japan22.1
12France18.8
Europe Avg8.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Corruption
Higher is better
54
Pos.2022
Points54
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
8Netherlands80.0
9Germany79.0
10=Ireland77.0
10=Luxembourg77.0
12Hong Kong76.0
13Australia75.0
14=Estonia74.0
14=Uruguay74.0
Europe Avg57.61
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In the 1990s, Luxembourg had the 10th-best average position on the Corruption Perception Index, demonstrating a cultural and political commitment to resist corruption.

Happiness
Higher is better
55
Pos.2018
Score55
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
14Ireland7.0
15Germany7.0
16Belgium6.9
17Luxembourg6.9
18USA6.9
19UK6.8
20UAE6.8
21Czechia6.7
Europe Avg6.06
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
7Austria7
8Ireland8
9Czechia9
10Luxembourg10
11UK11
12Portugal12
13Finland13
14France14
Europe Avg35.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
53Haiti53
54Rwanda54
55Swaziland55
56Luxembourg56
57Mali57
58El Salvador58
59Senegal59
60Kyrgyzstan60
Europe Avg42.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
97Peru97
98Czechia98
99Lithuania99
100Luxembourg100
101Niger101
102Lesotho102
103Antigua & Barbuda103
104Latvia104
Europe Avg84.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
17Cyprus17
18Slovenia18
19New Zealand19
20Luxembourg20
21Ireland21
22Costa Rica22
23Thailand23
24Poland24
Europe Avg37.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better56
Pos.201956
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
12Netherlands3.10
13=Italy3.10
14Israel3.30
15=Luxembourg3.40
15=Ireland3.40
17Portugal3.50
18=Greece3.50
18=Switzerland3.50
Europe Avg4.86
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better57
Pos.2017
%57
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
47Palestine33.7
48=Guinea33.7
48=Jordan33.7
50Luxembourg33.8
51=Sierra Leone34.0
51=Tajikistan34.0
51=Canada34.0
51=Cyprus34.0
Europe Avg31.5
World Avg38.1
q=152.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

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 below58:

Christian70.4%
Muslim2.3%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated26.8%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 87%, other (includes Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 13% (2000)59.

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