The Human Truth Foundation

Spain (Kingdom of Spain)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#christianity #spain

Spain
Kingdom of Spain
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index20th best
CapitalMadrid
Land Area 498 800km21
LocationEurope, The Mediterranean
Population46.7m2
Life Expectancy83.01yrs (2017)3
GNI$38 354 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesES, ESP, 7245
Internet Domain.es6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+348

1. Overview

Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverPassionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is at once a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined. Spanish landscapes stir the soul, from the jagged Pyrenees and wildly beautiful cliffs of the Atlantic northwest to charming Mediterranean coves, while astonishing architecture spans the ages at seemingly every turn. Spain´s cities march to a beguiling beat, rushing headlong into the 21st century even as timeless villages serve as beautiful signposts to Old Spain. And then there´s one of Europe´s most celebrated (and varied) gastronomic scenes of seafood, paella, tapas and fine wines. But, above all, Spain lives very much in the present. Perhaps you´ll sense it along a crowded after-midnight street when it seems all the world has come out to play. Or maybe that moment will come when a flamenco performer touches something deep in your soul. Or in a wild fiesta or an afternoon siesta. Whenever it happens, you´ll find yourself nodding in recognition: this is Spain.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Spain National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
24=Slovenia0.918
25Austria0.916
26UAE0.911
27Spain0.905
28France0.903
29Cyprus0.896
30Italy0.895
31Estonia0.890
Europe Avg0.87
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
...
34Bahrain$39 497
35Malta$38 884
36Czechia$38 745
37Spain$38 354
38Cyprus$38 188
39Estonia$38 048
40Lithuania$37 931
41Portugal$33 155
Europe Avg$40 512
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
17France43.2
18Luxembourg43.3
19Taiwan44.5
20Spain44.7
21S. Korea46.9
22Italy47.4
23Slovenia47.6
24Monaco48.8
Europe Avg57.4
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Spain's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Spain's population is predicted to rise to 50. million by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce. This country has a fertility rate of 1.50. 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
...
27Kenya51.4m
28S. Korea51.2m
29Colombia49.7m
30Spain46.7m
31Argentina44.4m
32Ukraine44.2m
33Uganda42.7m
34Algeria42.2m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
7S. Korea83.7
8Liechtenstein83.3
9Norway83.2
10Spain83.0
11Sweden83.0
12Italy82.9
13Singapore82.8
14Iceland82.7
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
77Albania1.51
78Latvia1.50
79Czechia1.50
80Spain1.50
81Croatia1.49
82Dominican Rep.2.51
83Lithuania1.49
84Kazakhstan2.52
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
174France40.5
175=Austria40.5
176Greece41.3
177Spain41.4
178Netherlands41.9
179Slovenia42.7
180Finland43.3
181Hong Kong43.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
41Croatia13.4%
42UK13.4%
43Latvia13.2%
44Spain12.8%
45Iceland12.5%
46Libya12.4%
47France12.2%
48Barbados12.1%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
138Nepal3.3%
139Bangladesh3.3%
140Botswana3.2%
141Spain3.0%
142Central African Rep.2.9%
143Angola2.8%
144France2.8%
145Costa Rica2.7%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

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

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
15Belgium25.9
16Uruguay26.5
17UK26.6
18Spain28.2
19Taiwan28.2
20Slovenia33.1
Europe Avg51.4
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Spain performs very well in ensuring human rights and freedom compared to most other countries. Spain does the second-best in its nominal commitment to Human Rights18. It comes in the best 20 in LGBT equality19, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)20, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports21, speed of uptake of HR treaties22 (one of the lowest in Europe) and in opposing gender inequality23. And finally, it does better than average in supporting press freedom24, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms25 (but bad for Europe), its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice26 and in freethought27 (but bad for Europe). The advances in gender equality and LGBT tolerance have been bitterly resisted by Spain's powerful Christian communities, in particular the Catholic Spanish Bishops Conference28, but thankfully, human rights and moral conscience are well entrenched in Spanish law.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Spain's Health

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

Compared to Europe (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Norway61.0
3=Finland65.3
4Switzerland65.6
5Italy67.5
6Spain69.6
7Portugal72.3
8Luxembourg72.9
9Denmark74.3
10Germany74.4
11Austria74.5
12Sweden75.6
13Iceland76.9
Europe Avg82.5
q=46.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
21Italy67.5
22Uzbekistan68.4
23Saudi Arabia69.3
24Spain69.6
25Qatar70.6
26Portugal72.3
27Luxembourg72.9
28Morocco73.1
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:

Spain does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Spain comes in the best 20 in its average life expectancy11. It does better than average when it comes to its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance31, its adolescent birth rate23, its immunizations take-up32, its suicide rate33 and in its fertility rate13. But, there's bad news too. Spain does worse than average when it comes to its smoking rate34 (still low for Europe) and in its alcohol consumption rate35 (still low for Europe). The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Spain in the 1990s and later 2010s was amongst the top 10 in the world. It improved by +6.5yrs 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
...
7S. Korea83.7
8Liechtenstein83.3
9Norway83.2
10Spain83.0
11Sweden83.0
12Italy82.9
13Singapore82.8
14Iceland82.7
Europe Avg78.36
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
35
Pos.2016
Per Capita35
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
148=USA9.8
149St Lucia9.9
150=Swaziland9.9
151Spain10.0
152S. Korea10.2
153=Laos10.4
153=Greece10.4
153=Denmark10.4
Europe Avg10.3
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
77Albania1.51
78Latvia1.50
79Czechia1.50
80Spain1.50
81Croatia1.49
82Dominican Rep.2.51
83Lithuania1.49
84Kazakhstan2.52
Europe Avg1.61
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
133Egypt1 188
134Vietnam1 215
135Iraq1 227
136Spain1 265
137Malta1 266
138Philippines1 291
139Indonesia1 322
140Libya1 33336
Europe Avg1 648
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate33
Pos.2013
Per 100k33
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
38Mauritius13.7
39UK13.9
40Ecuador14.1
41Spain15.3
42Argentina15.6
43Thailand15.8
44Australia16.4
45El Salvador16.5
Europe Avg26.99
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
19S. Korea19
20Kuwait20
21Japan21
22Spain22
23France23
24Italy24
25Qatar25
26Oman26
Europe Avg47.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better37
Pos.2016
%37
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
143Ireland60.6
144Dominican Rep.61.2
145Syria61.4
146=Spain61.6
146=Hungary61.6
146=Costa Rica61.6
146=Tunisia61.6
146=Iran61.6
Europe Avg58.5
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
...
23Greece7.5
24Oman8.1
25Belgium8.2
26Spain8.4
27Bosnia & Herzegovina8.6
28Saudi Arabia8.8
29France8.9
30Croatia9.5
Europe Avg14.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
32
Pos.2015
Avg %32
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
38Brazil96.7
39=Jordan96.6
39=Brunei96.6
41Spain96.5
42Poland96.5
43Libya96.4
44St Kitts & Nevis96.3
45Bahamas96.2
Europe Avg92.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Spain's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Europe (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Greece50.4
2Italy51.8
3Germany55.8
4=Norway56.0
4=Sweden56.0
6Portugal57.0
7=Spain57.6
8Switzerland60.8
9=France61.8
9=Denmark61.8
11Luxembourg64.2
12Netherlands65.8
13=Austria66.6
Europe Avg79.9
q=43.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)38
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank38
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
18Portugal57.0
19Kenya57.4
20N. Korea57.5
21=Spain57.6
21=Zambia57.6
23Venezuela58.0
24=Colombia58.8
24=Uganda58.8
World Avg85.7
q=188.
When it comes to its responsibility towards the environment, Spain is 21st in the world. This rank is calculated from 7 data sets. Spain comes in the best 20 in its score on the Green Future Index39, its environmental performance40 and in its forested percent change 1990-201541. It does better than average in terms of energy to GDP efficiency42, how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity and in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population43. But, things still need to improve in Spain. Spain sits amongst the bottom 20 in annual meat consumption per person44 (the highest in Europe).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
41
Pos.2015
%41
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
12Rwanda+50.9
13Bhutan+34.7
14Azerbaijan+34.6
15Spain+33.2
16China+32.6
17Montenegro+32.1
18Syria+32.1
19UAE+31.7
Europe Avg+15.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
9Ireland78.8
10Finland78.6
11Iceland78.6
12Spain78.4
13Germany78.4
14Norway77.5
15Belgium77.4
16Italy77.0
Europe Avg69.6
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better42
Pos.201442
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
20Cyprus12.99
21Morocco12.66
22=Albania12.50
22=Spain12.50
22=Yemen12.50
25Namibia12.35
26=Portugal12.35
26=Botswana12.35
Europe Avg09.80
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
36Czechia1994 Mar 03
37Barbados1994 Mar 10
38Sweden1994 Mar 16
39=Spain1994 Mar 21
39=Portugal1994 Mar 21
39=Germany1994 Mar 21
39=Denmark1994 Mar 21
43Belize1994 Mar 30
Europe Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better43
Pos.2011
%43
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
49Mozambique46.5%
50Laos45.3%
51Slovenia45.1%
52Spain44.8%
53Tanzania44.2%
54Bosnia & Herzegovina44.0%
55Congo, (Brazzaville)44.0%
56Yemen43.2%
Europe Avg33.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
44
Pos.2021
kg44
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
172St Kitts & Nevis96.6
173Chile97.8
174Brazil98.8
175Spain100.3
176Samoa106.2
177Israel107.7
178St Vincent & Grenadines109.5
179Australia110.2
Europe Avg71.1
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, Spain's meat consumption per person was the 9th-highest in the world, putting unnecessary strain on water supplies and the environment.44

Green Future Index
Higher is better39
Pos.2023
Score39
1Iceland6.7
2Finland6.7
3Norway6.4
...
7UK6.1
8S. Korea6.0
9France6.0
10=Spain5.9
10=Germany5.9
12Belgium5.8
13Italy5.7
14=Ireland5.7
Europe Avg5.6
World Avg4.8
q=76.

7. Spain's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to Europe (2020)45
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank45
1Finland8.4
2Switzerland15.1
3Estonia15.8
...
20France28.8
21Poland34.6
22Lithuania35.0
23Spain37.1
24Italy38.5
25Slovakia39.5
26Portugal40.1
27Greece40.9
28Croatia44.3
Europe Avg41.2
q=49.
Modernity & Learning (2020)45
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank45
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
30Hong Kong32.6
31Poland34.6
32Lithuania35.0
33Spain37.1
34Italy38.5
35Slovakia39.5
36Portugal40.1
37Russia40.6
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2946
2Israel4.1146
3Japan3.5846
...
26Italy1.2946
27Portugal1.2846
28Luxembourg1.2646
29Spain1.2246
30Russia1.1946
31New Zealand1.1747
32Brazil1.1548
33Malaysia1.1348
Europe Avg1.32
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
49
Pos.201849
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
66Malta78.2%
67Fiji76.9%
68S. Africa76.5%
69Spain75.8%
70Samoa74.5%
71Trinidad & Tobago73.4%
72Philippines73.2%
73Saudi Arabia72.8%
Europe Avg88.3%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
50
Pos.2021
Years50
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
11Grenada18.7
12Turkey18.3
13Norway18.2
14Spain17.9
15Argentina17.9
16Slovenia17.7
17UK17.3
18Hong Kong17.3
Europe Avg16.1
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
37Luxembourg37
38USA38
39Portugal39
40Spain40
41Italy41
42Slovakia42
43Marshall Islands43
44S. Korea44
Europe Avg31.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
51
Pos.2015
Score51
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
26=Sweden1487
27Austria1477
28Russia1476
29Spain1475
30Czechia1472
31USA1463
32Latvia1460
33Italy1456
Europe Avg1417
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity
Lower is better
52
Pos.2018
%52
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
26=Belarus21
27Ireland22
28=Kazakhstan22
28=Spain22
30Slovakia23
31=Ukraine23
32Canada27
33=Uzbekistan29
Europe Avg25.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better53
Pos.200653
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
22=Canada99
23Andorra98
24=Czechia98
24=Spain98
24=France98
24=Australia98
24=Denmark98
24=USA98
Europe Avg96.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
54
Pos.201654
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
31Puerto Rico83%
32=Singapore83%
32=Slovakia83%
34Spain82%
35Austria81%
36Ireland81%
37Barbados80%
38Hungary80%
Europe Avg76.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IT Security
Lower is better
55
Pos.201355
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
36Ethiopia0.84
37Iran0.85
38Laos0.86
39Spain0.88
40Kuwait0.93
41Saudi Arabia0.93
42Malaysia0.96
43Canada0.96
Europe Avg0.80
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
56
Pos.2017
Ratio56
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
50Dominican Rep.1.1
51Slovakia0.8
52Hong Kong0.7
53Spain0.6
54St Kitts & Nevis0.6
55Nauru0.5
56Egypt0.4
57Mexico0.4
Europe Avg8.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Spain has an adequate long-term record on corruption.

World Giving Index
Higher is better
57
Pos.2022
%57
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
99=Taiwan34.0
100Bangladesh33.0
101=Tanzania33.0
102Spain32.0
103=Benin32.0
103=Jordan32.0
103=France32.0
103=Greece32.0
Europe Avg39.0
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
58
Pos.2022
Points58
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
33Lithuania62.0
34=Portugal62.0
35Cape Verde60.0
36=Spain60.0
36=St Vincent & Grenadines60.0
36=Botswana60.0
39Latvia59.0
40Qatar58.0
Europe Avg57.61
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
59
Pos.2018
Score59
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
33Saudi Arabia6.4
34Singapore6.3
35Malaysia6.3
36Spain6.3
37Colombia6.3
38Trinidad & Tobago6.2
39Slovakia6.2
40El Salvador6.2
Europe Avg6.06
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
27Mauritius27
28Malta28
29Singapore29
30Spain30
31Romania31
32Costa Rica32
33Serbia33
34S. Korea34
Europe Avg35.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
31Lebanon31
32Barbados32
33Mongolia33
34Spain34
35UK35
36Italy36
37Estonia37
38Cyprus38
Europe Avg42.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
60
Pos.2023
Score60
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
28Sweden1.63
29Poland1.63
30Bulgaria1.64
31=Spain1.65
31=Romania1.65
31=Taiwan1.65
34Italy1.66
35Kuwait1.67
Europe Avg1.70
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
68Congo, (Brazzaville)68
69Bulgaria69
70Zimbabwe70
71Spain71
72USA72
73Cyprus73
74Jamaica74
75Guyana75
Europe Avg84.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
12UK12
13Belgium13
14Italy14
15Spain15
16France16
17Cyprus17
18Slovenia18
19New Zealand19
Europe Avg37.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
61
Pos.2019
Score61
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
89Paraguay3.12
90Bahrain3.20
91Tanzania3.27
92Spain3.35
93Bolivia3.39
94Algeria3.41
95Sweden3.45
96Sri Lanka3.57
Europe Avg1.62
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better62
Pos.201962
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
8Czechia3.00
9=Norway3.00
9=S. Korea3.00
9=Spain3.00
12Netherlands3.10
13=Italy3.10
14Israel3.30
15=Luxembourg3.40
Europe Avg4.86
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better63
Pos.2017
%63
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
67Romania35.9
68=Gambia35.9
69Greece36.0
70Spain36.2
71Laos36.4
72Thailand36.5
73=Fiji36.7
73=Yemen36.7
Europe Avg31.5
World Avg38.1
q=152.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#afterlife #belief #buddhism #christianity #god #heaven #hell #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religion_in_spain #religiosity #secularisation #universalism

Religiosity (2018)52
Pos.Lower is better
%52
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
26=Belarus21
27Ireland22
28=Kazakhstan22
28=Spain22
30Slovakia23
31=Ukraine23
32Canada27
33=Uzbekistan29
33=Uruguay29
35Poland30
36Serbia34
37=Israel36
37=Portugal36
39Azerbaijan38
40Chile41
41=Croatia42
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)64
Pos.Higher is better
%64
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
30=Belarus17
31Greece16
32=Iceland16
33Spain15
34=Israel15
35Armenia14
36=Lithuania13
36=Singapore13
38Kazakhstan12
39=China12
39=Uruguay12
41USA10
42Trinidad & Tobago9
43Albania8
44=Dominican Rep.7
44=Croatia7
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 below65:

Christian78.6%
Muslim2.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated19%

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 81.1% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 22% 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 simply: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%66.

The Afterlife: Ipsos-NA in 2011 gathered some statistics on Spain67. Despite the large numbers of Christians, not many have traditional beliefs in the afterlife - just 5%. More people don't know what to believe (28%). Even more people believe that upon death, you simply cease to exist (40%). Also, 2% specifically believe in heaven but not in hell (which is nice - making them possible "universalists"). 4% believe in reincarnation.

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