The Human Truth Foundation

Philippines (Republic of the Philippines)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#philippines

Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index85th best
CapitalManila
Land Area 298 170km21
LocationAsia
Population106.7m2
Life Expectancy69.27yrs (2017)3
GNI$8 920 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesPH, PHL, 6085
Internet Domain.ph6
CurrencyPeso (PHP)7
Telephone+638

1. Overview

#china #japan

The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverThe Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming megacities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, fuzzy water buffaloes and smiling, happy-go-lucky people. Just when you thought you had Asia figured out, you get to the Philippines. Instead of monks you have priests; instead of túk-túk you have tricycles; instead of pho you have adobo. At first glance the Philippines will disarm you more than charm you, but peel back the country´s skin and there are treasures to be found aplenty. For starters, you can swim with whale sharks, scale volcanoes, explore desert islands, gawk at ancient emerald-green rice terraces, submerge at world-class dive sites and venture into rainforests to visit remote hill tribes.Beyond its obvious physical assets, the Philippines possesses a quirky streak that takes a bit longer to appreciate. There are secret potions and healing lotions, guys named Bong and girls named Bing, grinning hustlers, deafening cock farms, wheezing bangkas (outrigger boats), crooked politicians, fuzzy carabao (water buffalo), graffiti-splashed jeepneys and cheap beer to enjoy as you take it all in.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Philippines National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
113=Gabon0.706
114Indonesia0.705
115Vietnam0.703
116Philippines0.699
117Botswana0.693
118=Bolivia0.692
118=Kyrgyzstan0.692
120Venezuela0.691
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
...
111Jordan$9 924
112Lebanon$9 526
113Bhutan$9 438
114Philippines$8 920
115Jamaica$8 834
116Guatemala$8 723
117Namibia$8 634
118El Salvador$8 296
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
...
82Andorra81.4
83Vietnam81.5
84Jamaica81.9
85Philippines82.2
86Grenada83.2
87San Marino84.0
88Bolivia84.2
89Bhutan84.3
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. Philippines's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

The Philippines's population is predicted to rise to 126.32 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 3.06. 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.

The Roman Catholic Church is the most notable, powerful and active organisation that lobbies against birth-control wherever it can, internationally. Thankfully Most Catholics routinely ignore the Church on this issue, especially in educated and developed countries, but there are still plenty of fast-growing countries where the Catholic Church is still prospering the old-fashioned way. It took the government of the Philippines 13 years to force through legislation to allow government-funded contraception and for sex education in schools because of the strength of the opposition of the Catholic Church there - in a country where 11 women die of pregnancy-related problems every day. The Catholic Church "ferociously" opposed it, warning of moral and social collapse, the destruction of family life, and divine wrath, if it was passed. The bill is considered "a major step toward reducing maternal deaths and promoting family planning in the impoverished country, which has one of Asia's fastest-growing populations. [...] The United Nations said early this year that the bill would help reduce an alarming number of pregnancy-related deaths, prevent life-threatening abortions and slow the spread of AIDS"13.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
10Japan127.2m
11Mexico126.2m
12Ethiopia109.2m
13Philippines106.7m
14Egypt98.4m
15Vietnam95.5m
16Congo, DR84.1m
17Germany83.1m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
127Philippines69.3
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
126Tajikistan3.19
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
15
Pos.2016
Per 10015
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
67Haiti09.6
68Vanuatu09.9
69Cape Verde10.0
70Philippines10.3
71Cambodia10.4
72=Egypt10.5
72=Libya10.5
72=S. Africa10.5
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants16
Pos.2017
%16
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
184Peru0.3%
185Colombia0.3%
186Morocco0.3%
187Philippines0.2%
188N. Korea0.2%
189Sri Lanka0.2%
190Myanmar (Burma)0.1%
191Madagascar0.1%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants17
Pos.2010
%17
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
116Hungary4.6%
117Colombia4.6%
118Sierra Leone4.6%
119Philippines4.6%
120Egypt4.4%
121Germany4.3%
122S. Korea4.3%
123Belgium4.2%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#antisemitism #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #morals #philippines #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)18
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank18
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
72Cape Verde75.0
73Burkina Faso76.1
74Venezuela76.5
75Philippines78.3
76Belarus78.7
77Kyrgyzstan79.5
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
The Philippines does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. The Philippines comes in the best 20 in terms of its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice19 (one of the best in Asia) and in speed of uptake of HR treaties20 (the best in Asia). It does better than average in its nominal commitment to Human Rights21 and in LGBT equality22. The Philippines doesn't do so well in other areas. The Philippines does worse than average in terms of commentary in Human Rights Watch reports23 (still good for Asia), opposing gender inequality24, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms25, freethought26 (still low for Asia) and in supporting press freedom27. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 when it comes to the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)28. Human Rights Watch states starkly that "President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s"29.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Philippines's Health

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

Compared to Asia (2020)30
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank30
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)30
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank30
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
159Madagascar111.5
160Yemen112.0
161Tuvalu112.5
162Philippines112.9
163=Niger113.1
163=Congo, DR113.1
165Somalia113.1
166Uganda113.3
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 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:

The Philippines is a pretty unhealthy country. And finally, it does worse than average in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32, its alcohol consumption rate33, its fertility rate14, its adolescent birth rate24, its average life expectancy11, its smoking rate34 and in its immunizations take-up35. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in the Philippines improved by +6yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
127Philippines69.3
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
33
Pos.2016
Per Capita33
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
97=Bosnia & Herzegovina6.4
97=Angola6.4
99Mexico6.5
100Philippines6.6
101Cambodia6.7
102=Belize6.8
102=Sao Tome & Principe6.8
104Dominican Rep.6.9
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
119Israel2.91
120Jordan2.93
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
126Tajikistan3.19
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
135Iraq1 227
136Spain1 265
137Malta1 266
138Philippines1 291
139Indonesia1 322
140Libya1 33336
141Israel1 346
142Argentina1 359
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
91Chile91
92Tunisia92
93Bahrain93
94Philippines94
95Bosnia & Herzegovina95
96Namibia96
97Guyana97
98Colombia98
Asia Avg64.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better37
Pos.2016
%37
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
28=Bhutan27.1
29Japan27.2
30Angola27.5
31Philippines27.6
32=Sierra Leone27.7
32=Tanzania27.7
34Zambia27.8
35=Togo28.1
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
24
Pos.2015
Per 100024
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
123Jamaica59.7
124Azerbaijan59.8
125Yemen61.5
126Philippines61.7
127Mexico62.8
128Argentina63.8
129Laos64.1
130Honduras65.0
Asia Avg29.9
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
...
161San Marino79.3
162Gabon78.7
163Micronesia78.2
164Philippines77.9
165Sweden77.8
166Ivory Coast76.9
167Congo, DR76.5
168Timor-Leste (E. Timor)76.5
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Philippines's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Asia (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
4Maldives55.0
5Jordan56.5
6N. Korea57.5
7Indonesia62.4
8S. Korea62.8
9Bangladesh67.0
10=India68.6
11Lebanon68.8
12=Nepal68.8
13Armenia69.5
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
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.
In terms of its responsibility towards the environment, the Philippines ranks 2nd-best in the world, after Japan. This rank is derived from 7 data sets. The Philippines comes in the best 20 for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population39 (amongst the best in Asia) and in energy to GDP efficiency40. It does better than average in terms of its forested percent change 1990-201541, how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity, annual meat consumption per person42 and in its environmental performance43. The Philippines doesn't do so well in other areas. The Philippines does worse than average in its score on the Green Future Index44 (still high for Asia).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
41
Pos.2015
%41
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
22Israel+25.0
23Swaziland+24.2
24Greece+22.9
25Philippines+22.7
26Lesotho+22.5
27Italy+22.5
28Turkey+21.8
29Iran+17.8
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
43
Pos.201843
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
79Namibia58.5
80Iran58.2
81Belize57.8
82Philippines57.7
83Mongolia57.5
84=Serbia57.5
84=Chile57.5
86Saudi Arabia57.5
Asia Avg54.5
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better40
Pos.201440
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
13Uruguay14.08
14UK13.89
15=Costa Rica13.51
15=Philippines13.51
17Luxembourg13.33
18=Bangladesh13.16
18=Italy13.16
20Cyprus12.99
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
...
25=Zambia1993 Dec 29
25=Australia1993 Dec 29
25=Peru1993 Dec 29
31Philippines1994 Jan 06
32Uruguay1994 Feb 03
33Nauru1994 Feb 08
34Jordan1994 Feb 10
35Nepal1994 Feb 21
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%
4Trinidad & Tobago74.5%
5Costa Rica74.2%
6Cyprus71.0%
7Guatemala70.9%
8Philippines70.8%
9S. Korea70.7%
10Colombia70.3%
11Bolivia69.3%
12Paraguay68.9%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
42
Pos.2021
kg42
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
59Morocco32.1
60Tajikistan32.4
61Mauritania32.4
62Philippines32.9
63Burkina Faso33.3
64Central African Rep.34.4
65Comoros34.5
66Venezuela35.6
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.
Green Future Index
Higher is better44
Pos.2023
Score44
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
39=Romania4.7
39=Kenya4.7
41New Zealand4.6
42=Philippines4.6
42=Israel4.6
42=Australia4.6
45Taiwan4.5
46=Mexico4.5
Asia Avg4.3
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Philippines's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to Asia (2020)45
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank45
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
27Kuwait77.6
28Sri Lanka79.6
29Jordan81.1
30Philippines81.8
31Lebanon85.7
32Tajikistan88.3
33Oman88.9
34=Mongolia90.0
35Brunei91.6
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)45
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank45
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
100Fiji80.8
101Jordan81.1
102Seychelles81.3
103Philippines81.8
104Cayman Islands82.0
105Dominican Rep.83.4
106Dominica83.8
107Ecuador83.9
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2946
2Israel4.1146
3Japan3.5846
...
105=Tajikistan0.1247
105=Burundi0.1248
107Madagascar0.1148
108=Philippines0.1149
108=Myanmar (Burma)0.1150
110Peru0.1051
111Paraguay0.0952
112=Congo, DR0.0853
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
54
Pos.201854
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
69Spain75.8%
70Samoa74.5%
71Trinidad & Tobago73.4%
72Philippines73.2%
73Saudi Arabia72.8%
74Andorra72.3%
75Panama72.2%
76UAE70.7%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
55
Pos.2021
Years55
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
102Bhutan13.2
103Turkmenistan13.2
104Kyrgyzstan13.2
105Philippines13.1
106Armenia13.1
107Cameroon13.1
108Panama13.1
109Suriname13.0
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
143Mali143
144Congo, (Brazzaville)144
145Qatar145
146Philippines146
147Mozambique147
148Lesotho148
149Venezuela149
150Libya150
Asia Avg97.1
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
56
Pos.2018
%56
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
94=Liberia90
95Morocco91
96=Guinea-Bissau91
96=Philippines91
96=Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100=Burkina Faso93
100=Tanzania93
Asia Avg55.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better57
Pos.200657
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
68=Turkmenistan87
68=Uzbekistan87
70Kuwait86
71=Philippines86
72Yemen85
73=Trinidad & Tobago85
73=Peru85
73=Cuba85
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
58
Pos.201658
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
110=Kenya45%
110=Belize45%
112Ukraine44%
113Philippines44%
114Jamaica43%
115Ecuador43%
116Thailand43%
117=Mauritius43%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
Freedom On The Internet
Lower is better
59
Pos.201259
1Estonia10
2USA12
3Germany15
4Australia18
5Hungary19
6=Philippines23
6=Italy23
8UK25
9=S. Africa26
9=Argentina26
11Ukraine27
12=Brazil27
Asia Avg56.6
World Avg46.7
q=47.
IT Security
Lower is better
60
Pos.201360
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
7Colombia0.22
8=S. Africa0.22
8=Japan0.22
10Philippines0.24
11Czechia0.24
12Argentina0.27
13Hungary0.27
14Peru0.30
Asia Avg1.08
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
61
Pos.2017
Ratio61
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
79=Serbia0.1
80Liechtenstein0.0
81=Cyprus0.0
82Philippines0.0
83=Macedonia0.0
83=Pakistan0.0
83=Paraguay0.0
83=Chile0.0
Asia Avg2.11
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
...
16=UK47.0
16=Brazil47.0
16=UAE47.0
16=Philippines47.0
16=Argentina47.0
16=Poland47.0
22Serbia46.0
23=Netherlands46.0
Asia Avg37.9
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
63
Pos.2022
Points63
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
119Zambia33.0
120=Algeria33.0
120=Angola33.0
120=Philippines33.0
123Kenya32.0
124=Dominican Rep.32.0
124=Niger32.0
126Uzbekistan31.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
64
Pos.2018
Score64
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
68Turkmenistan5.6
69Hungary5.6
70Libya5.6
71Philippines5.5
72Honduras5.5
73=Turkey5.5
73=Belarus5.5
75Pakistan5.5
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
55Macedonia55
56Mauritania56
57India57
58Philippines58
59Uruguay59
60Samoa60
61Montenegro61
62Ukraine62
Asia Avg99.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
9Finland9
10Croatia10
11Georgia11
12Philippines12
13Austria13
14Germany14
15Albania15
16Togo16
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
65
Pos.2023
Score65
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
112Djibouti2.20
113Congo, (Brazzaville)2.21
114Mauritania2.23
115Philippines2.23
116Belarus2.25
117Kenya2.25
118Mozambique2.26
119Saudi Arabia2.26
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
44Switzerland44
45Bolivia45
46Burkina Faso46
47Philippines47
48UK48
49Timor-Leste (E. Timor)49
50Ireland50
51Norway51
Asia Avg76.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
58Croatia58
59Bangladesh59
60Seychelles60
61Philippines61
62Indonesia62
63Uganda63
64Moldova64
65Mozambique65
Asia Avg92.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
66
Pos.2019
Score66
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
139Libya6.77
140Egypt6.79
141Congo, DR7.04
142Philippines7.14
143Yemen7.26
144India7.52
145Somalia7.80
146Pakistan7.89
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 better67
Pos.201967
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
113Guatemala14.60
114=Fiji14.90
114=Trinidad & Tobago14.90
116Philippines15.30
117Iraq15.90
118Micronesia16.10
119Tajikistan16.70
120=Dominican Rep.17.00
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better68
Pos.2017
%68
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
97Sri Lanka39.8
98Iran40.0
99=Micronesia40.1
99=Philippines40.1
101Senegal40.3
102Argentina40.6
103Kenya40.8
104Malaysia41.0
Asia Avg35.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better69
Pos.2018
Severity69
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
30Vietnam.019
31Egypt.019
32Colombia.020
33Philippines.024
34Mexico.025
35S. Africa.025
36Indonesia.028
37Syria.029
Asia Avg.084
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Religiosity (2018)56
Pos.Lower is better
%56
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
91=Honduras90
91=Cameroon90
91=Rwanda90
91=Liberia90
95Morocco91
96=Guinea-Bissau91
96=Philippines91
96=Zambia91
99Afghanistan92
100=Burkina Faso93
100=Tanzania93
100=Indonesia93
103Mali94
104=Pakistan94
105Ethiopia98
106=Senegal98
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)70
Pos.Higher is better
%70
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 below71:

Christian92.6%
Muslim5.5%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.5%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)72.

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