The Human Truth Foundation

Nepal

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#nepal

Nepal
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index120th best
CapitalKathmandu
Land Area 143 350km21
LocationAsia
Population28.1m2
Life Expectancy68.45yrs (2017)3
GNI$3 877 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesNP, NPL, 5245
Internet Domain.np6
CurrencyRupee (NPR)7
Telephone+9778

1. Overview

In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoist extremists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between insurgents and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a November 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there have been four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the Constituent Assembly election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist. In August 2011, Baburam BHATTARAI of the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoaist) became prime minister. After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline, BHATTARAI dissolved the CA and called for new elections. Months of negotiations failed to produce a new election date. Finally, in March of 2013, the chief justice of Nepal's Supreme Court, Khil Raj REGMI, was sworn in as Chairman of the Interim Council of Ministers for Elections to lead an interim government and charged with holding Constituent Assembly elections by December 2013.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverWedged between the high wall of the Himalaya and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is a land of snowy peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical allure for travellers. Today, legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya´s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world´s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond. Nowhere else can you trek for days or even weeks in incredible mountain scenery, secure in the knowledge that a hot meal, cosy lodge and warm slice of apple pie await you at the end of the day. Nepal is nirvana for mountain lovers.

Other travellers prefer to see Nepal at a more gentle pace, admiring the peaks over a gin and tonic from a Himalayan viewpoint, strolling through the temple-lined medieval city squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, and joining Buddhist pilgrims on a spiritual stroll around centuries-old stupas and temples that lie scattered across the Kathmandu Valley.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Nepal National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
140=Vanuatu0.607
140=Laos0.607
140=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.607
143Nepal0.602
144Swaziland0.597
145Equatorial Guinea0.596
146=Zimbabwe0.593
146=Cambodia0.593
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
...
151Kiribati$4 063
152Sao Tome & Principe$4 021
153Papua New Guinea$4 009
154Nepal$3 877
155Myanmar (Burma)$3 851
156Zimbabwe$3 810
157Micronesia$3 696
158Cameroon$3 621
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
...
117Dominica93.2
118Algeria93.7
119Egypt94.3
120Nepal94.3
121Botswana96.2
122Kenya96.3
123Senegal96.5
124Tajikistan96.7
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. Nepal's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Nepal's population is predicted to rise to 39.94 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 2.60. 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
...
47Mozambique29.5m
48Venezuela28.9m
49Yemen28.5m
50Nepal28.1m
51Madagascar26.3m
52N. Korea25.5m
53Cameroon25.2m
54Ivory Coast25.1m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
132Laos68.1
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)67.7
134Sao Tome & Principe67.6
135Indonesia67.6
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
98Romania1.42
99Japan1.40
100Poland1.40
101Nepal2.60
102Macedonia1.40
103Fiji2.61
104S. Korea1.38
105Slovakia1.36
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
73Libya10.5
74=S. Africa10.5
75Bangladesh10.6
76=Nepal10.8
76=Bhutan10.8
76=Micronesia10.8
79Honduras11.0
80=Turkmenistan11.0
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
134Sudan1.8%
135Albania1.8%
136Pakistan1.7%
137Nepal1.7%
138Poland1.7%
139Senegal1.7%
140Comoros1.5%
141Fiji1.5%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
135Algeria3.4%
136Sweden3.4%
137Ghana3.4%
138Nepal3.3%
139Bangladesh3.3%
140Botswana3.2%
141Spain3.0%
142Central African Rep.2.9%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

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

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
92Tajikistan87.8
93Ghana87.9
94St Vincent & Grenadines89.2
95Nepal89.9
96S. Sudan90.5
97Tunisia91.6
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Nepal is generally poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world. Nepal does better than average in commentary in Human Rights Watch reports18, freethought19, LGBT equality20 and in speed of uptake of HR treaties21. Nepal still has work to do. Nepal does worse than average in supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms22 (still low for Asia), opposing gender inequality23, supporting press freedom24 (still good for Asia) and in its nominal commitment to Human Rights25.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Nepal's Health

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

Compared to Asia (2020)26
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank26
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
23Cyprus78.6
24Myanmar (Burma)79.1
25India79.6
26Nepal80.3
27=Israel82.1
28Turkmenistan83.1
29=Tajikistan83.1
30Turkey84.5
31Jordan84.8
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)26
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank26
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
46India79.6
47Slovenia79.9
48Tunisia80.1
49Nepal80.3
50Hungary80.9
51=UK81.1
51=Slovakia81.1
53Solomon Islands82.0
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 Maldives27. 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 Palau27.

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 Mediterranean27, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa27.

For more, see:

Health:

Nepal does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Nepal comes in the best 20 when it comes to its smoking rate28 (the lowest in Asia). It does better than average in its alcohol consumption rate29. But that's it. Nepal has problems. It does worse than average in its fertility rate13, its immunizations take-up30, its average life expectancy11 and in its adolescent birth rate23 (amongst the worst in Asia). The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Nepal improved by +14.7yrs in the 30 years from 1990, almost double the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
132Laos68.1
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)67.7
134Sao Tome & Principe67.6
135Indonesia67.6
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
29
Pos.2016
Per Capita29
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
40=Tunisia1.9
40=Bahrain1.9
42Qatar2.0
43=Nepal2.0
43=Singapore2.0
43=Turkey2.0
46Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2.1
47Mozambique2.4
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
...
98Romania1.42
99Japan1.40
100Poland1.40
101Nepal2.60
102Macedonia1.40
103Fiji2.61
104S. Korea1.38
105Slovakia1.36
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
28
Pos.201428
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
12Malawi 80
13Tonga 81
14Mozambique 82
15Nepal 83
16Afghanistan 84
17Lesotho 88
18Trinidad & Tobago 97
19Burundi 98
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better31
Pos.2016
%31
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
4Ethiopia20.9
5Nepal21.0
6Timor-Leste (E. Timor)21.6
7Cambodia21.7
8=Niger22.0
8=Eritrea22.0
10Burundi22.2
11Uganda22.4
12Afghanistan23.0
Asia Avg44.3
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
...
136Comoros68.3
137Swaziland70.4
138Bolivia70.8
139Nepal71.9
140Cape Verde73.4
141Afghanistan74.0
142Sudan74.0
143Panama74.5
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
30
Pos.2015
Avg %30
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
116Trinidad & Tobago91.4
117Jamaica90.9
118Burkina Faso90.6
119Nepal90.1
120Montenegro89.9
121Zimbabwe89.7
122Senegal89.5
123Peru89.3
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Nepal's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Asia (2023)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
9Bangladesh67.0
10=India68.6
11Lebanon68.8
12=Nepal68.8
13Armenia69.5
14=Singapore69.5
15Malaysia74.4
16Yemen76.7
17Georgia78.0
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
50=India68.6
50=Hungary68.6
52Lebanon68.8
53=Nepal68.8
54Nigeria69.2
55=Singapore69.5
55=Armenia69.5
57UK69.6
World Avg85.7
q=188.
In terms of its responsibility towards the environment, Nepal is positioned 52nd in the world. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Nepal does better than average in annual meat consumption per person33, the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population34 and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. Nepal doesn't do so well in other areas. Nepal does worse than average when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency35 and in its forested percent change 1990-201536. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in terms of its environmental performance37 (one of the lowest in Asia).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
36
Pos.2015
%36
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
161Indonesia-23.2
162Kyrgyzstan-23.8
163Comoros-24.5
164Nepal-24.7
165Benin-25.2
166Guatemala-25.4
167Myanmar (Burma)-25.9
168Cambodia-26.9
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
37
Pos.201837
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
173Lesotho33.8
174Haiti33.7
175Madagascar33.7
176Nepal31.4
177India30.6
178Congo, DR30.4
179Bangladesh29.6
180Burundi27.4
Asia Avg54.5
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better35
Pos.201435
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
96Zambia05.71
97Canada05.56
98China05.52
99Nepal05.35
100Iran05.32
101Kenya05.24
102Kazakhstan05.10
103Moldova05.03
Asia Avg09.14
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
...
32Uruguay1994 Feb 03
33Nauru1994 Feb 08
34Jordan1994 Feb 10
35Nepal1994 Feb 21
36Czechia1994 Mar 03
37Barbados1994 Mar 10
38Sweden1994 Mar 16
39=Spain1994 Mar 21
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better34
Pos.2011
%34
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
31Portugal55.8%
32Hong Kong54.8%
33Lebanon54.3%
34Nepal52.8%
35Chad52.8%
36Kenya52.1%
37Central African Rep.51.9%
38Belize50.6%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
33
Pos.2021
kg33
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
27Guinea16.7
28Gambia16.7
29Timor-Leste (E. Timor)17.2
30Nepal17.3
31Solomon Islands17.4
32Syria17.8
33Yemen17.8
34Algeria17.9
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Nepal's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #research #science #technology #the_internet

Compared to Asia (2020)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
38Pakistan97.9
39Maldives99.8
40Turkmenistan105.3
41Nepal110.8
42Bhutan112.3
43Bangladesh112.9
44Laos115.2
45Iraq121.8
46Syria123.5
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
143Guinea-Bissau106.0
144Zambia107.9
145Ethiopia108.4
146Nepal110.8
147El Salvador111.1
148Guatemala111.7
149Bhutan112.3
150Rwanda112.3
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2939
2Israel4.1139
3Japan3.5839
...
76Ecuador0.3440
77Bosnia & Herzegovina0.3341
78Iran0.3142
79=Nepal0.3042
79=Kuwait0.3041
81Pakistan0.2941
82Zambia0.2843
83Botswana0.2544
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
45
Pos.201845
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
131Pakistan37.2%
132Cameroon37.2%
133Gambia36.8%
134Nepal35.9%
135Kenya35.2%
136Honduras33.5%
137Haiti33.2%
138S. Sudan33.2%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
46
Pos.2021
Years46
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
113Vietnam13.0
114Togo13.0
115Bahamas12.9
116Nepal12.9
117St Lucia12.9
118Libya12.9
119Venezuela12.8
120Malawi12.7
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
IQ
Higher is better47
Pos.200647
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
100El Salvador80
101=Guatemala79
101=Sri Lanka79
103Nepal78
104Mauritania76
105Uganda73
106=Tanzania72
106=Kenya72
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
48
Pos.201648
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
157Tajikistan19%
158Cameroon18%
159Pakistan18%
160Nepal17%
161=Mauritania17%
161=S. Sudan17%
163Gambia17%
164Laos16%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
49
Pos.201349
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
62Mongolia1.42
63Uganda1.44
64Ukraine1.44
65Nepal1.45
66Afghanistan1.45
67Germany1.46
68Netherlands1.47
69Rwanda1.50
Asia Avg1.08
World Avg0.98

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

On the Corruption Index, Nepal scored on average 28.6 over the 2012-2016 period. Over the 10 years since then, it improved by 5.4 points.

World Giving Index
Higher is better
50
Pos.2022
%50
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
55=Bulgaria41.0
55=Slovakia41.0
55=Germany41.0
58Nepal40.0
59=Malaysia40.0
59=Nicaragua40.0
59=Senegal40.0
59=Estonia40.0
Asia Avg37.9
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
51
Pos.2022
Points51
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
112Malawi34.0
113=Indonesia34.0
113=Bosnia & Herzegovina34.0
113=Nepal34.0
116Ukraine33.0
117=Mongolia33.0
117=El Salvador33.0
117=Zambia33.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
52
Pos.2018
Score52
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
98Somalia5.0
99Cameroon5.0
100Bulgaria4.9
101Nepal4.9
102Venezuela4.8
103Gabon4.8
104Palestine4.7
105S. Africa4.7
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
53
Pos.2023
Score53
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
76Kazakhstan1.98
77Jamaica1.99
78Bolivia2.00
79Nepal2.01
80China2.01
81Tunisia2.01
82Equatorial Guinea2.01
83Dominican Rep.2.02
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
54
Pos.2019
Score54
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
114Russia4.90
115France5.01
116Indonesia5.07
117Nepal5.09
118Burundi5.10
119Palestine5.18
120Bangladesh5.21
121Saudi Arabia5.24
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 better55
Pos.201955
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
122Bhutan17.10
123=Venezuela17.10
124Bangladesh17.30
125Nepal17.50
126Cambodia18.10
127Guyana19.00
128S. Africa19.20
129Botswana19.40
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better56
Pos.2017
%56
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
37Mauritania32.6
38=France32.7
38=Estonia32.7
40Nepal32.8
41=Tunisia32.8
42Mali33.0
43=Bosnia & Herzegovina33.0
44UK33.2
Asia Avg35.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better57
Pos.2018
Severity57
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
55Zimbabwe.137
56Ghana.138
57Lesotho.146
58Nepal.148
59Cambodia.170
60Namibia.171
61Vanuatu.174
62Bhutan.175
Asia Avg.084
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Disbelief In God (2007)58
Pos.Higher is better
%58
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
122=Niger0
122=Saudi Arabia0
122=Rwanda0
122=Cameroon0
122=Philippines0
122=Kuwait0
122=Madagascar0
122=Nigeria0
122=Malawi0
122=Chad0
122=Nepal0
122=Morocco0
122=Mauritania0
122=Mali0
122=Senegal0
122=Oman0
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 below59:

Christian0.5%
Muslim4.6%
Hindu80.7%
Buddhist10.3%
Folk Religion3.7%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.3%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census)60.

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