The Human Truth Foundation

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

St Vincent & the Grenadines
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index103rd best
CapitalKingstown
Land Area 390km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, The Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population0.1m2
Life Expectancy69.63yrs (2017)3
GNI$11 961 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesVC, VCT, 6705
Internet Domain.vc6
CurrencyDollar (XCD)7
Telephone+8

1. Overview

#france #UK

Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverCaribbean fantasies converge on this collection of 32 islands at the south end of the Leeward Islands. Just the name St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) evokes visions of exotic, idyllic island life. Imagine an island chain in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, uncluttered by tourist exploitation; with white-sand beaches on deserted islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shore and barely a soul around.

Once you get off the big island, with its traffic, hustle and noise, and out into the Grenadines, everything changes. There are 31 Grenadines, each one more tranquil than the next and each begging to be explored. Beaches stretch out before you, the pace of life slows to a crawl and the desire to go home vanishes.

These islands have enchanted sailors for centuries, and continue to do so. Whether you have your own vessel, are happy to hitch a ride or take one of the new ferries, the island-hopping opportunities are irresistible.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. St Vincent & the Grenadines National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
86Mexico0.758
87Brazil0.754
88Colombia0.752
89St Vincent & Grenadines0.751
90Maldives0.747
91=Azerbaijan0.745
91=Tonga0.745
91=Turkmenistan0.745
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
...
98Peru$12 246
99Equatorial Guinea$12 074
100St Lucia$12 048
101St Vincent & Grenadines$11 961
102Egypt$11 732
103Dominica$11 488
104Indonesia$11 466
105Algeria$10 800
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
...
100India88.9
101Cape Verde89.2
102Lebanon89.5
103St Vincent & Grenadines89.5
104Indonesia90.1
105Paraguay90.2
106Uzbekistan90.4
107Bahamas90.8
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. St Vincent & the Grenadines's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

St Vincent & the Grenadines's population is predicted to rise to 110 781 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.01. 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
...
179Kiribati0.1m
180Micronesia0.1m
181Grenada0.1m
182St Vincent & Grenadines0.1m
183Tonga0.1m
184Seychelles97 096
185Antigua & Barbuda96 286
186Andorra77 006
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
121Kyrgyzstan70.0
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
4France1.99
5Turkey2.04
6Australia1.96
7Uruguay2.05
8Norway1.95
9Myanmar (Burma)1.95
10Indonesia2.07
11Sweden1.93
12Tunisia1.93
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
114Azerbaijan18.7
115Colombia18.8
116Antigua & Barbuda19.0
117St Vincent & Grenadines19.7
118Seychelles19.8
119=St Lucia19.9
119=Brazil19.9
121Argentina20.3
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
87Tonga4.6%
88Venezuela4.5%
89Lithuania4.3%
90St Vincent & Grenadines4.2%
91Czechia4.1%
92Uganda3.9%
93Dominican Rep.3.9%
94Mauritania3.8%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
12Suriname39.0%
13Bosnia & Herzegovina38.9%
14Palau38.8%
15St Vincent & Grenadines37.7%
16Cape Verde37.6%
17Jamaica36.1%
18Armenia28.2%
19Trinidad & Tobago26.7%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. St Vincent & the Grenadines's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freethought #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #tolerance #women

Compared to The Americas (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Canada21.0
2Uruguay26.5
3Costa Rica36.5
...
23Barbados85.0
24Haiti86.4
25Suriname86.7
26St Vincent & Grenadines89.2
27Belize93.9
28Cuba97.4
29=Guyana102.7
30Antigua & Barbuda105.0
31=Bahamas105.0
The Americas Avg73.9
q=35.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
91Singapore87.4
92Tajikistan87.8
93Ghana87.9
94St Vincent & Grenadines89.2
95Nepal89.9
96S. Sudan90.5
97Tunisia91.6
98China91.8
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

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 Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
101Sierra Leone15
102=Chad15
102=Tanzania15
102=St Vincent & Grenadines15
102=Liberia15
102=Libya15
102=Maldives15
102=Andorra15
The Americas Avg16.5
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
91Niger9.89
92Barbados9.94
93Algeria9.95
94St Vincent & Grenadines9.98
95Azerbaijan10.08
96Lebanon10.14
97Afghanistan10.23
98Dominican Rep.10.24
The Americas Avg8.45
World Avg10.02
q=195.

Gender Equality:

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including St Vincent & Grenadines and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.

See:

Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
87=Nepal1951
87=Dominica1951
87=St Kitts & Nevis1951
87=St Vincent & Grenadines1951
91Bolivia1952
92=Ivory Coast1952
92=Greece1952
92=Lebanon1952
The Americas Avg1947
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
21
Pos.2017
Score21
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
137=Papua New Guinea-10
137=Sri Lanka-10
137=Antigua & Barbuda-10
137=St Vincent & Grenadines-10
137=Mauritius-10
137=Myanmar (Burma)-10
137=Barbados-10
144Ethiopia-14
The Americas Avg26.1
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
22
Pos.202122
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
35Antigua & Barbuda2.3
36=Japan2.3
36=Kiribati2.3
36=St Vincent & Grenadines2.3
36=Cape Verde2.3
36=Botswana2.3
36=Uruguay2.3
36=Marshall Islands2.3
The Americas Avg2.7
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. St Vincent & the Grenadines's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)23
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank23
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
15=USA92.4
16Costa Rica93.8
17Peru96.5
18St Vincent & Grenadines96.8
19Dominica98.0
20=Panama98.1
21Paraguay98.4
22Chile99.1
23=Suriname100.0
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)23
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank23
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
105Djibouti95.7
106Indonesia95.8
107Peru96.5
108St Vincent & Grenadines96.8
109Vanuatu97.1
110Cape Verde97.3
111Seychelles97.3
112Andorra97.8
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives24. 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 Palau24.

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 Mediterranean24, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa24.

For more, see:

Health:

St Vincent & the Grenadines does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. St Vincent & Grenadines comes in the best 20 in its fertility rate13 (the lowest in The Americas). It does better than average when it comes to its suicide rate25, its immunizations take-up26 and in its smoking rate27. But, things still need to improve in St Vincent & Grenadines. St Vincent & Grenadines does worse than average in its adolescent birth rate28, its average life expectancy11 and in its alcohol consumption rate29. And finally, it is second-from-the-bottom in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance30. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was static between 1990 and 2019, whereas almost all of the rest of the world improved. In the 2010s, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was one of only 12 countries that saw their life expectancy drop.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
121Kyrgyzstan70.0
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
29
Pos.2016
Per Capita29
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
120=Malta8.1
120=Macedonia8.1
122Burkina Faso8.2
123=St Vincent & Grenadines8.2
123=Dominica8.2
125Thailand8.3
126=Ivory Coast8.4
126=Botswana8.4
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
4France1.99
5Turkey2.04
6Australia1.96
7Uruguay2.05
8Norway1.95
9Myanmar (Burma)1.95
10Indonesia2.07
11Sweden1.93
12Tunisia1.93
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
27
Pos.201427
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
62Sri Lanka 322
63Mexico 329
64Barbados 333
65St Vincent & Grenadines 338
66Hong Kong 345
67Colombia 359
68Antigua & Barbuda 362
69Yemen 388
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate25
Pos.2013
Per 100k25
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
16Malta6.9
17Greece7
18Paraguay7.1
19=St Vincent & Grenadines7.3
19=Guatemala7.3
19=Barbados7.3
19=Belize7.3
23Bahrain7.5
The Americas Avg13.57
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
156Libya156
157Papua New Guinea157
158Belize158
159Algeria159
160Senegal160
161Mauritania161
162St Vincent & Grenadines162
163Angola163
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better31
Pos.2016
%31
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
93Armenia54.4
94Belize54.8
95Haiti54.9
96=St Vincent & Grenadines55.0
96=Solomon Islands55.0
98Denmark55.4
99Jamaica55.5
100Mongolia55.6
The Americas Avg57.4
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
28
Pos.2015
Per 100028
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
108Peru49.1
109Indonesia49.6
110Colombia50.2
111St Vincent & Grenadines51.0
112Cambodia51.6
113Egypt51.9
114St Lucia53.9
115Eritrea54.3
The Americas Avg56.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
26
Pos.2015
Avg %26
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
26=Cook Islands97.3
27Greece97.3
28=Turkmenistan97.2
28=St Vincent & Grenadines97.2
30Dominica97.1
31=Kazakhstan97.1
32Albania97.1
33Andorra97.1
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. St Vincent & the Grenadines's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Uruguay48.0
2Peru48.2
3Costa Rica49.6
...
27Bahamas93.0
28Barbados97.0
29Jamaica99.7
30=Guyana108.0
31USA111.0
32Grenada111.3
33Suriname115.3
34St Vincent & Grenadines121.0
35Haiti131.0
The Americas Avg80.1
q=35.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)32
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank32
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
174Zimbabwe119.0
175Bosnia & Herzegovina120.0
176Afghanistan120.3
177St Vincent & Grenadines121.0
178Brunei121.5
179Iraq122.5
180Montenegro124.3
181Tajikistan125.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
(amongst the highest in The Americas)In terms of its responsibility towards the environment, St Vincent & Grenadines ranks 12nd-worst in the world. This rank is derived from 4 data sets. St Vincent & Grenadines does better than average when it comes to its environmental performance33 and in its forested percent change 1990-201534. St Vincent & Grenadines does worse than average in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in terms of annual meat consumption per person35 (amongst the worst in The Americas).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
34
Pos.2015
%34
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
45Netherlands+09.3
46Switzerland+09.0
47Ghana+08.2
48St Vincent & Grenadines+08.0
49Costa Rica+07.5
50Romania+07.4
51Cyprus+07.2
52Fiji+06.7
The Americas Avg-00.2
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
33
Pos.201833
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
33Czechia67.7
34Slovenia67.6
35Trinidad & Tobago67.4
36St Vincent & Grenadines66.5
37Latvia66.1
38Turkmenistan66.1
39Seychelles66.0
40Albania65.5
The Americas Avg58.8
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
147Ireland1996 Jun 20
148Bulgaria1996 Jul 16
149Rwanda1996 Aug 27
150St Vincent & Grenadines1996 Sep 01
151Slovenia1996 Oct 07
152Cyprus1996 Oct 08
153=Trinidad & Tobago1996 Oct 30
153=Congo, (Brazzaville)1996 Oct 30
The Americas Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
35
Pos.2021
kg35
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
175Spain100.3
176Samoa106.2
177Israel107.7
178St Vincent & Grenadines109.5
179Australia110.2
180Bahamas111.9
181Argentina115.5
182Mongolia115.6
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' meat consumption per person was the 8th-highest in the world, putting unnecessary strain on water supplies and the environment.35

7. St Vincent & the Grenadines's Modernity and Learning

#education #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to The Americas (2020)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
28Panama88.0
29=Greenland90.0
30Bolivia90.1
31St Vincent & Grenadines90.3
32=Jamaica97.8
32=St Lucia97.8
34Paraguay104.4
35El Salvador111.1
36Guatemala111.7
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
118=Greenland90.0
118=Mongolia90.0
120Bolivia90.1
121St Vincent & Grenadines90.3
122Brunei91.6
123Palestine92.0
124Indonesia92.3
125Nigeria94.1
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Length of Schooling
Higher is better
37
Pos.2021
Years37
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
64Bolivia14.9
65Mexico14.9
66Fiji14.7
67St Vincent & Grenadines14.7
68Algeria14.6
69Ecuador14.6
70Iran14.6
71Oman14.6
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
94Malawi94
95Mexico95
96Guinea96
97St Vincent & Grenadines97
98Zimbabwe98
99Panama99
100Laos100
101Cameroon101
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
38
Pos.201638
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
76Bosnia & Herzegovina62%
77Azerbaijan61%
78Belarus61%
79St Vincent & Grenadines60%
80St Lucia59%
81Bulgaria59%
82=Turkey58%
82=Romania58%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
39
Pos.2017
Ratio39
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
167=St Lucia0.0
167=Dominica0.0
167=Cuba0.0
167=St Vincent & Grenadines0.0
167=Montenegro0.0
167=Libya0.0
167=Jamaica0.0
167=Fiji0.0
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #politics

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has an adequate long-term record on corruption.

Corruption
Higher is better
40
Pos.2022
Points40
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
34Portugal62.0
35Cape Verde60.0
36=Spain60.0
36=St Vincent & Grenadines60.0
36=Botswana60.0
39Latvia59.0
40Qatar58.0
41=Czechia56.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
40Marshall Islands40
41Malaysia41
42Namibia42
43St Vincent & Grenadines43
44Cyprus44
45Japan45
46Moldova46
47Greece47
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
141Belize141
142Slovakia142
143Tanzania143
144St Vincent & Grenadines144
145Samoa145
146Jamaica146
147Syria147
148Iran148
The Americas Avg100.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
139St Lucia139
140Kuwait140
141Saudi Arabia141
142St Vincent & Grenadines142
143Belize143
144Haiti144
145Libya145
146Croatia146
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
30
Pos.2017
Rank30
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
131Antigua & Barbuda131
132Azerbaijan132
133Togo133
134St Vincent & Grenadines134
135Afghanistan135
136Trinidad & Tobago136
137Nigeria137
138Cambodia138
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#health #inequality #life_expectancy

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better41
Pos.201941
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
88Belize11.10
89Grenada11.20
90=Kyrgyzstan11.30
90=St Vincent & Grenadines11.30
92Ecuador11.50
93=N. Korea11.50
94Egypt11.60
95=Panama12.00
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.

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 below42:

Christian88.7%
Muslim1.5%
Hindu3.4%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion2%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated2.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 75% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%43.

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