The Human Truth Foundation

Peru (Republic of Peru)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#peru

Peru
Republic of Peru
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index54th best
CapitalLima
Land Area1 280 000km21
LocationSouth America, The Americas
Population32.0m2
Life Expectancy72.38yrs (2017)3
GNI$12 246 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesPE, PER, 6045
Internet Domain.pe6
CurrencySol (PEN)7
Telephone+518

1. Overview

Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces were defeated in 1824. After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency. President Alberto FUJIMORI's election in 1990 ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity. Nevertheless, the president's increasing reliance on authoritarian measures and an economic slump in the late 1990s generated mounting dissatisfaction with his regime, which led to his ouster in 2000. A caretaker government oversaw new elections in the spring of 2001, which installed Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique as the new head of government - Peru's first democratically elected president of indigenous Quechuan ethnicity. The presidential election of 2006 saw the return of Alan GARCIA Perez who, after a disappointing presidential term from 1985 to 1990, oversaw a robust economic rebound. In June 2011, former army officer Ollanta HUMALA Tasso was elected president, defeating Keiko FUJIMORI Higuchi, the daughter of Alberto FUJIMORI. Since his election, HUMALA has carried on the sound, market-oriented economic policies of the three preceeding administrations.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverPeru startles with its variety - parched coastal desert, jagged Andean peaks, lush Amazon rainforest. Its rich culture runs the gamut from sophisticated Lima to mist-shrouded ancient ruins. A visit to South America isn´t complete without a pilgrimage to the glorious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, but, the truth is, this feted site is just a flash in a 5000-year history of peoples. Walk through the dusted remnants of a vast ancient city at Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian ruins in all the Americas. Fly over the puzzling geo-glyphs etched into the arid earth at Nazca. Or venture into the rugged wilds that hem the stalwart fortress of Kuelap. Lima´s great museums, with priceless ceramics, gold and some of the finest textiles in the world, reveal in full detail the sophistication, skill and passion of these lost civilizations. Visit remote communities and see how old ways live on. Peru is as complex as its most intricate weavings. Festivals mix ancient pageantry with stomping brass bands. The urban vanguard beams with artistry and innovation. Trails mark the way from dense jungle to glacial peaks. Immerse yourself in Peru and leave a little closer to the past.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Peru National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
81=Dominican Rep.0.767
81=Palau0.767
83Cuba0.764
84Peru0.762
85Armenia0.759
86Mexico0.758
87Brazil0.754
88Colombia0.752
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
...
95Sri Lanka$12 578
96Paraguay$12 349
97Barbados$12 306
98Peru$12 246
99Equatorial Guinea$12 074
100St Lucia$12 048
101St Vincent & Grenadines$11 961
102Egypt$11 732
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
...
51Serbia71.1
52Albania73.2
53Tunisia73.6
54Peru73.6
55Malaysia74.2
56Ecuador74.9
57Mexico75.1
58Sri Lanka75.2
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. Peru's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Peru's population is predicted to rise to 35.49 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 2.43. 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
...
40Morocco36.0m
41Saudi Arabia33.7m
42Uzbekistan32.5m
43Peru32.0m
44Malaysia31.5m
45Angola30.8m
46Ghana29.8m
47Mozambique29.5m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
89Oman72.5
90Belarus72.4
91Bangladesh72.4
92Peru72.4
93Syria72.1
94Armenia72.0
95Libya71.9
96Bhutan71.8
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
60Ecuador2.41
61Mauritius1.59
62Panama2.42
63Peru2.43
64Barbados1.57
65China1.57
66Serbia1.56
67Libya2.44
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
96Guyana15.0
97Fiji15.3
98Mexico15.4
99Peru15.5
100=Dominican Rep.15.6
100=Venezuela15.6
100=Kazakhstan15.6
103Ecuador16.0
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
181Eritrea0.3%
182Somalia0.3%
183Lesotho0.3%
184Peru0.3%
185Colombia0.3%
186Morocco0.3%
187Philippines0.2%
188N. Korea0.2%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
128Bahrain3.7%
129Gambia3.7%
130Chile3.7%
131Peru3.7%
132Czechia3.6%
133Mauritania3.5%
134Canada3.5%
135Algeria3.4%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

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

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
41Latvia52.5
42Lithuania53.0
43Bolivia53.6
44Peru53.8
45Kosovo54.2
46S. Africa56.1
The Americas Avg73.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Peru does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. Peru does the second-best in terms of its nominal commitment to Human Rights18. It comes in the best 20 when it comes to speed of uptake of HR treaties19. It does better than average in LGBT equality20, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)21, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports22, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms23 and in freethought24. Peru still has work to do. Peru does worse than average for its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice25 (amongst the worst in The Americas), opposing gender inequality26 and in supporting press freedom27. "Efforts to prosecute grave human rights abuses committed during the 20-year armed conflict that ended in 2000 have had mixed results"28.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Peru's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
14Bahamas92.3
15=USA92.4
16Costa Rica93.8
17Peru96.5
18St Vincent & Grenadines96.8
19Dominica98.0
20=Panama98.1
21Paraguay98.4
22Chile99.1
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
104Georgia95.6
105Djibouti95.7
106Indonesia95.8
107Peru96.5
108St Vincent & Grenadines96.8
109Vanuatu97.1
110Cape Verde97.3
111Seychelles97.3
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:

Peru does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Peru comes in the best 20 when it comes to its suicide rate31. It does better than average in its smoking rate32, its fertility rate13 (but bad for The Americas) and in its average life expectancy11. Peru still has work to do. Peru does worse than average for its alcohol consumption rate33, its adolescent birth rate26 (still low for The Americas), its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance34 and in its immunizations take-up35. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Peru improved by +11.1yrs 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
...
89Oman72.5
90Belarus72.4
91Bangladesh72.4
92Peru72.4
93Syria72.1
94Armenia72.0
95Libya71.9
96Bhutan71.8
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
33
Pos.2016
Per Capita33
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
93Cuba6.1
94Kyrgyzstan6.2
95=Guyana6.3
95=Peru6.3
97Bosnia & Herzegovina6.4
98=Angola6.4
99Mexico6.5
100Philippines6.6
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
...
60Ecuador2.41
61Mauritius1.59
62Panama2.42
63Peru2.43
64Barbados1.57
65China1.57
66Serbia1.56
67Libya2.44
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
32
Pos.201432
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
24India 111
25Eritrea 114
26Haiti 114
27Peru 116
28Somalia 117
29Ghana 121
30Benin 122
31Zimbabwe 134
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate31
Pos.2013
Per 100k31
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
4Jordan0.2
5Maldives0.7
6Azerbaijan1.3
7S. Africa1.8
8Bahamas2.5
9Peru2.9
10Kuwait3.6
11Armenia3.9
12Dominican Rep.4.6
The Americas Avg13.57
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
110Costa Rica110
111Dominica111
112Romania112
113Peru113
114Kenya114
115Haiti115
116Malawi116
117Swaziland117
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better36
Pos.2016
%36
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
112=Serbia57.1
112=Russia57.1
114Portugal57.5
115=Peru57.5
116Albania57.7
117=Romania57.7
118Netherlands57.8
119=Latvia57.8
The Americas Avg57.4
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
26
Pos.2015
Per 100026
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
105Timor-Leste (E. Timor)46.6
106Chile47.8
107Solomon Islands48.4
108Peru49.1
109Indonesia49.6
110Colombia50.2
111St Vincent & Grenadines51.0
112Cambodia51.6
The Americas Avg56.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
35
Pos.2015
Avg %35
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
120Montenegro89.9
121Zimbabwe89.7
122Senegal89.5
123Peru89.3
124Ireland89.2
125Sudan89.2
126Honduras88.8
127Kenya88.5
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Peru's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Uruguay48.0
2Peru48.2
3Costa Rica49.6
4Ecuador52.0
5Mexico53.2
6Canada53.4
7Venezuela58.0
8=Colombia58.8
9Paraguay61.0
10Cuba64.7
11Belize65.3
12Brazil66.8
13El Salvador71.8
The Americas Avg80.1
q=35.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
4Peru48.2
5Sri Lanka49.0
6Costa Rica49.6
7Greece50.4
8Italy51.8
9Ecuador52.0
10Mexico53.2
11Canada53.4
12Maldives55.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Peru is 4th-best in the world with regard to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is derived from 7 data sets. Peru performs the best in terms of how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. It comes in the best 20 when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency38 and in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population39. It does better than average for its environmental performance40. Peru doesn't do so well in other areas. Peru does worse than average in annual meat consumption per person41 (still low for The Americas) and in its forested percent change 1990-201542. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in terms of its score on the Green Future Index43 (amongst the worst in The Americas).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
42
Pos.2015
%42
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
121Burundi-04.5
122Antigua & Barbuda-04.9
123Congo, DR-04.9
124Peru-05.1
125Angola-05.1
126Singapore-05.2
127Mexico-05.3
128Solomon Islands-06.0
The Americas Avg-00.2
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
61Kuwait62.3
62Jordan62.2
63Armenia62.1
64Peru61.9
65Montenegro61.3
66Egypt61.2
67Lebanon61.1
68Macedonia61.1
The Americas Avg58.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better38
Pos.201438
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
9=Malta15.15
9=Singapore15.15
11Denmark14.93
12Peru14.49
13Uruguay14.08
14UK13.89
15=Costa Rica13.51
15=Philippines13.51
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
...
24=Norway1993 Dec 29
24=Zambia1993 Dec 29
24=Australia1993 Dec 29
24=Peru1993 Dec 29
31Philippines1994 Jan 06
32Uruguay1994 Feb 03
33Nauru1994 Feb 08
34Jordan1994 Feb 10
The Americas 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%
...
16Indonesia66.5%
17Japan64.7%
18Panama64.6%
19Peru63.9%
20Chile63.8%
21Ivory Coast63.7%
22Madagascar62.8%
23Uruguay62.4%
The Americas Avg58.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
41
Pos.2021
kg41
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
92Kiribati52.4
93Vietnam52.6
94Dominican Rep.53.5
95Peru54.0
96Mauritius54.2
97Saudi Arabia55.1
98Zimbabwe56.0
99Belize56.6
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.
Green Future Index
Higher is better43
Pos.2023
Score43
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
59Angola4.0
60Egypt4.0
61Dominican Rep.4.0
62Peru4.0
63Turkey3.8
64Cameroon3.8
65Ghana3.8
66Uganda3.7
The Americas Avg4.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Peru's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
12Bermuda69.0
13Trinidad & Tobago69.1
14Uruguay69.4
15=Peru70.1
16Aruba71.5
17Colombia77.1
18Bahamas80.0
19Cuba80.3
20Cayman Islands82.0
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)44
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank44
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
75Trinidad & Tobago69.1
76Uruguay69.4
77Armenia70.0
78=Peru70.1
78=Azerbaijan70.1
80Egypt70.4
81Macedonia71.0
82Aruba71.5
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2945
2Israel4.1145
3Japan3.5845
...
107=Madagascar0.1146
107=Philippines0.1147
107=Myanmar (Burma)0.1148
110Peru0.1049
111Paraguay0.0950
112=Congo, DR0.0851
112=Indonesia0.0852
114Saudi Arabia0.0753
The Americas Avg0.47
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
54
Pos.201854
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
87Greece64.8%
88Guyana63.3%
89Ghana63.1%
90Peru62.2%
91Palestine61.1%
92Suriname60.5%
93Mexico59.7%
94Bahrain59.6%
The Americas Avg63.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
55
Pos.2021
Years55
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
50Georgia15.6
51St Kitts & Nevis15.4
52Tunisia15.4
53Peru15.4
54Kuwait15.3
55Japan15.2
56Liechtenstein15.2
57Mauritius15.2
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
99Panama99
100Laos100
101Cameroon101
102Peru102
103Cape Verde103
104Swaziland104
105Albania105
106Madagascar106
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
56
Pos.2015
Score56
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
61Jordan1197
62Indonesia1186
63Brazil1185
64Peru1182
65Lebanon1129
66Tunisia1114
67Macedonia1107
68Kosovo1087
The Americas Avg1287
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity
Lower is better
57
Pos.2018
%57
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
61=Brazil72
61=Egypt72
63Algeria73
64=Peru73
65S. Africa75
66=Ecuador76
66=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
The Americas Avg65.4
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better58
Pos.200658
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
71=Philippines86
72Yemen85
73=Trinidad & Tobago85
73=Peru85
73=Cuba85
76Venezuela84
77=Colombia84
77=Jordan84
The Americas Avg85.3
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
59
Pos.201659
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
118=Cape Verde43%
119Suriname42%
120Bolivia41%
121Peru41%
122Guyana40%
123Grenada39%
124El Salvador38%
125Bhutan37%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
60
Pos.201360
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
11Czechia0.24
12Argentina0.27
13Hungary0.27
14Peru0.30
15Latvia0.33
16Pakistan0.38
17Taiwan0.44
18Sweden0.44
The Americas Avg0.84
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
61
Pos.2017
Ratio61
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
11Japan22.1
12France18.8
13Canada18.3
14Peru18.3
15Ecuador18.2
16Estonia17.6
17Malaysia16.5
18Norway14.7
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
62
Pos.2022
%62
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
69=Slovenia39.0
69=Burkina Faso39.0
69=Tajikistan39.0
69=Peru39.0
73Uzbekistan38.0
74=Chile38.0
74=Mali38.0
76Switzerland37.0
The Americas Avg43.7
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
63
Pos.2022
Points63
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
99Ivory Coast37.0
100=Lesotho37.0
101Serbia36.0
102=Peru36.0
102=Turkey36.0
102=Sri Lanka36.0
102=Panama36.0
102=Albania36.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
64
Pos.2018
Score64
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
62Bolivia5.8
63Estonia5.7
64Paraguay5.7
65Peru5.7
66Kosovo5.7
67Moldova5.6
68Turkmenistan5.6
69Hungary5.6
The Americas Avg6.05
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
87Senegal87
88Indonesia88
89Cambodia89
90Peru90
91Jordan91
92Haiti92
93Tunisia93
94Papua New Guinea94
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
93Mozambique93
94Guinea94
95Ivory Coast95
96Peru96
97Libya97
98Czechia98
99Israel99
100Argentina100
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
65
Pos.2023
Score65
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
100Turkmenistan2.11
101Tajikistan2.11
102Kyrgyzstan2.12
103=Peru2.13
103=Guatemala2.13
103=Togo2.13
106Guyana2.13
107Sri Lanka2.14
The Americas Avg2.13
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
94Bahamas94
95Mauritania95
96Nicaragua96
97Peru97
98Czechia98
99Lithuania99
100Luxembourg100
101Niger101
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
34
Pos.2017
Rank34
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
92Belarus92
93Ghana93
94Qatar94
95Peru95
96Gabon96
97Russia97
98Papua New Guinea98
99Mexico99
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
66
Pos.2019
Score66
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
81Congo, (Brazzaville)2.69
82Ireland2.69
83Zimbabwe2.83
84Peru2.84
85Rwanda2.95
86Nicaragua2.95
87Jordan3.09
88Italy3.11
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 better67
Pos.201967
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
83St Lucia10.60
84=Jordan10.60
85Colombia10.70
86Peru10.80
87Brazil10.90
88Belize11.10
89Grenada11.20
90=Kyrgyzstan11.30
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better68
Pos.2017
%68
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
116Togo43.1
117Zimbabwe43.2
118=Chad43.3
118=Peru43.3
120Mexico43.4
121Ghana43.5
122Rwanda43.7
123Bolivia44.0
The Americas Avg45.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better69
Pos.2018
Severity69
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
40Iraq.033
41Suriname.041
42Mongolia.042
43Peru.053
44Gabon.066
45Nicaragua.074
46Swaziland.081
47Morocco.085
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)57
Pos.Lower is better
%57
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
61=Brazil72
61=Egypt72
63Algeria73
64=Peru73
65S. Africa75
66=Ecuador76
66=Costa Rica76
68Puerto Rico77
69=Malaysia77
69=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)70
Pos.Higher is better
%70
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
80=Ecuador1
80=S. Africa1
80=Venezuela1
80=Peru1
80=Guatemala1
80=El Salvador1
80=Panama1
87Somalia0
88=Sri Lanka0
88=Burundi0
88=Burkina Faso0
88=Brunei0
88=Botswana0
88=Syria0
88=Sierra Leone0
88=Thailand0
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 below71:

Christian95.5%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.2%
Folk Religion1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated3%

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 97% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 73% 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: Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9% (2007 Census)72.

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