The Human Truth Foundation

Suriname (Republic of Suriname)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Suriname
Republic of Suriname
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index127th best
CapitalParamaribo
Land Area 156 000km21
LocationSouth America, The Americas
Population0.6m2
Life Expectancy70.27yrs (2017)3
GNI$12 672 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesSR, SUR, 7405
Internet Domain.sr6
CurrencyDollar (SRD)7
Telephone+5978

1. Overview

#china #india #indonesia #netherlands

First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, workers were brought in from India and Java. Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to exert control through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian leadership, but a democratically elected government - a four-party coalition - returned to power in 1991. The coalition expanded to eight parties in 2005 and ruled until August 2010, when voters returned former military leader Desire BOUTERSE and his opposition coalition to power.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverSuriname is a warm, dense convergence of rivers that thumps with the lively rhythm of ethnic diversity. From Paramaribo, the country´s effervescent Dutch-colonial capital, to the fathomless jungles of the interior, you will get a genuine welcome to this tiny country - whether from the descendants of escaped African slaves, Dutch and British colonialists, Indian, Indonesian and Chinese indentured laborers or indigenous Amerindians.

You get the best of both worlds here: a city that is chock-full of restaurants, shopping venues and night spots and an untamed jungle utterly away from modern development.It´s not easy to get around this river-heavy, forest-dense country, and the mix of languages can make it hard to communicate, sometimes even for Dutch speakers. Don´t forget that a meeting of culinary traditions means the food here is as spicy and rich as the country itself.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Suriname National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
97=Egypt0.731
97=Tunisia0.731
99Fiji0.730
100=Suriname0.730
101Uzbekistan0.727
102=Jordan0.720
102=Dominica0.720
104Libya0.718
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
...
91Turkmenistan$13 021
92Iran$13 001
93S. Africa$12 948
94Suriname$12 672
95Sri Lanka$12 578
96Paraguay$12 349
97Barbados$12 306
98Peru$12 246
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
...
124Tajikistan96.7
125Venezuela97.2
126Iran97.7
127Suriname98.0
128Namibia99.6
129Honduras100.4
130Bangladesh100.7
131Guyana101.3
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. Suriname's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Suriname's population is predicted to rise to 601 679 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.28. 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
...
163Solomon Islands0.7m
164Montenegro0.6m
165Luxembourg0.6m
166Suriname0.6m
167Cape Verde0.5m
168Maldives0.5m
169Malta0.4m
170Brunei0.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
113Vanuatu70.4
114Iraq70.4
115Solomon Islands70.3
116Suriname70.3
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
42Kuwait2.27
43Bhutan2.27
44Jamaica2.28
45Suriname2.28
46Uzbekistan2.29
47Cape Verde2.29
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
102Kazakhstan15.6
103Ecuador16.0
104Morocco16.1
105=Suriname16.2
105=Grenada16.2
105=Brunei16.2
108El Salvador17.3
109Panama17.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
63Ivory Coast9.0%
64Malaysia8.5%
65Portugal8.5%
66Suriname8.5%
67Costa Rica8.4%
68Russia8.1%
69Congo, (Brazzaville)7.6%
70Botswana7.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
9Tonga45.4%
10Albania45.4%
11Barbados41.0%
12Suriname39.0%
13Bosnia & Herzegovina38.9%
14Palau38.8%
15St Vincent & Grenadines37.7%
16Cape Verde37.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Suriname's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to The Americas (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Canada21.0
2Uruguay26.5
3Costa Rica36.5
...
22Dominican Rep.83.1
23Barbados85.0
24Haiti86.4
25Suriname86.7
26St Vincent & Grenadines89.2
27Belize93.9
28Cuba97.4
29=Guyana102.7
30Antigua & Barbuda105.0
The Americas Avg73.9
q=35.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
86Andorra84.0
87Barbados85.0
88Haiti86.4
89Suriname86.7
90Azerbaijan86.9
91Singapore87.4
92Tajikistan87.8
93Ghana87.9
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
...
141Bahrain12
142=Israel12
142=Angola12
142=Suriname12
142=Kuwait12
142=Trinidad & Tobago12
142=Lebanon12
148Thailand11
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
...
148Monaco12.76
149Antigua & Barbuda12.76
150Georgia12.77
151Suriname12.81
152Andorra12.91
153Bhutan13.01
154Swaziland13.16
155Equatorial Guinea13.18
The Americas Avg8.45
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
54Bosnia & Herzegovina54
55=Armenia55
55=Macedonia55
55=Suriname55
58El Salvador58
59Ghana59
60Jamaica60
61=Haiti61
The Americas Avg72.4
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
28Portugal1675
29UK1689
30Ghana1727
31Suriname1819
32USA1822
33Lithuania1824
34Slovenia2049
35Spain2050
The Americas Avg2853
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
40UK0.21
41Tunisia0.22
42=Slovenia0.22
43Suriname0.23
44=Spain0.23
45Ecuador0.24
46=Italy0.24
46=Morocco0.24
The Americas Avg0.25
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Gender Equality:

Suriname has made some steps towards ending gender inequality but much more needs to be done.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
24
Pos.201524
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
96Philippines0.44
97Samoa0.44
98Bolivia0.45
99Suriname0.45
100Panama0.46
101Honduras0.46
102Venezuela0.46
103Nicaragua0.46
The Americas Avg0.39
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
73=Israel1948
73=Belgium1948
73=Niger1948
73=Suriname1948
73=Seychelles1948
78Costa Rica1949
79=Chile1949
79=China1949
The Americas Avg1947
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
25
Pos.2017
Score25
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
60=S. Korea30
60=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)30
60=Costa Rica30
60=Suriname30
60=Venezuela30
60=Lithuania30
66Taiwan25
67=Chile25
The Americas Avg26.1
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
26
Pos.202126
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
139Equatorial Guinea3.5
140=Guinea3.5
140=Burundi3.5
140=Suriname3.5
140=Kazakhstan3.5
140=Papua New Guinea3.5
140=Nicaragua3.5
146Angola3.7
The Americas Avg2.7
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Suriname's Health

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

Compared to The Americas (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Antigua & Barbuda75.6
2=Brazil82.1
3Cuba82.4
...
20=Panama98.1
21Paraguay98.4
22Chile99.1
23=Suriname100.0
24Colombia100.3
25Honduras101.4
26Mexico102.6
27Bolivia103.4
28Uruguay103.6
The Americas Avg96.2
q=35.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
117Niue98.7
118Serbia98.9
119Chile99.1
120=Suriname100.0
120=Azerbaijan100.0
122Colombia100.3
123Syria101.3
124Gambia101.3
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 Maldives28. 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 Palau28.

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 Mediterranean28, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa28.

For more, see:

Health:

Suriname has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Suriname comes in the best 20 in its smoking rate29 (amongst the lowest in The Americas). It does better than average in its fertility rate13 and in its alcohol consumption rate30. Suriname does not succeed in everything, however. Suriname does worse than average when it comes to its suicide rate31 (amongst the worst in The Americas), its adolescent birth rate24 (still good for The Americas), its average life expectancy11, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance32 and in its immunizations take-up33. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Suriname improved by +8yrs in the 30 years from 1990, just over the global average improvement of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
113Vanuatu70.4
114Iraq70.4
115Solomon Islands70.3
116Suriname70.3
117Paraguay70.3
118Egypt70.2
119Mexico70.2
120Honduras70.1
The Americas Avg72.58
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
30
Pos.2016
Per Capita30
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
78=Zambia4.8
78=Zimbabwe4.8
80Lesotho5.0
81Suriname5.1
82Nicaragua5.2
83Turkmenistan5.4
84Armenia5.5
85Venezuela5.6
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
...
42Kuwait2.27
43Bhutan2.27
44Jamaica2.28
45Suriname2.28
46Uzbekistan2.29
47Cape Verde2.29
48Estonia1.71
49UAE1.70
The Americas Avg2.29
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
29
Pos.201429
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
8Ethiopia 76
9Vanuatu 76
10Guyana 77
11Suriname 79
12Malawi 80
13Tonga 81
14Mozambique 82
15Nepal 83
The Americas Avg 457
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate31
Pos.2013
Per 100k31
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
...
65Sweden25.5
66Slovakia25.7
67Czechia28.3
68Suriname28.7
69Hong Kong29.7
70Poland30.5
71Austria30.9
72Uruguay32.3
The Americas Avg13.57
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
129Ivory Coast129
130Mongolia130
131Afghanistan131
132Suriname132
133Grenada133
134Montenegro134
135Iraq135
136Madagascar136
The Americas Avg94.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
127=Italy58.5
128Luxembourg58.7
129Panama58.8
130Suriname58.9
131Colombia59.0
132=Cyprus59.1
132=Iceland59.1
134Montenegro59.4
The Americas Avg57.4
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
...
101Fiji44.8
102S. Africa45.5
103Cuba45.6
104Suriname46.1
105Timor-Leste (E. Timor)46.6
106Chile47.8
107Solomon Islands48.4
108Peru49.1
The Americas Avg56.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
33
Pos.2015
Avg %33
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
132Paraguay88.1
133Bosnia & Herzegovina88.0
134Sierra Leone87.7
135Suriname87.2
136Ecuador86.8
137Cambodia86.5
138Namibia86.5
139Dominican Rep.86.3
The Americas Avg91.3
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Suriname's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to The Americas (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
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)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
166UAE114.4
167Mauritania114.5
168Tonga115.0
169Suriname115.3
170Kuwait115.4
171=Serbia118.0
171=S. Sudan118.0
173Uzbekistan118.5
World Avg85.7
q=188.
(amongst the worst in The Americas)In terms of its responsibility towards the environment, Suriname is positioned 20th-worst in the world. This rank is derived from 4 data sets. And finally, it does worse than average for its environmental performance36, its forested percent change 1990-201537 (still high for The Americas), annual meat consumption per person38 and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
37
Pos.2015
%37
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
101Papua New Guinea-00.2
102Canada-00.3
103Jordan-00.6
104Suriname-00.6
105Guyana-00.8
106Malaysia-00.8
107Armenia-00.9
108Bosnia & Herzegovina-01.5
The Americas Avg-00.2
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
36
Pos.201836
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
100Nigeria54.8
101Kazakhstan54.6
102Samoa54.5
103Suriname54.2
104Sao Tome & Principe54.0
105Paraguay53.9
106El Salvador53.9
107Fiji53.1
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
...
136Latvia1996 Mar 13
137Singapore1996 Mar 20
138Syria1996 Apr 03
139Suriname1996 Apr 11
140Poland1996 Apr 17
141Lithuania1996 May 01
142Yemen1996 May 21
143Niue1996 May 28
The Americas Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
38
Pos.2021
kg38
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
102Papua New Guinea58.5
103Trinidad & Tobago58.5
104Armenia60.0
105Suriname60.8
106Colombia60.9
107Slovenia61.2
108Bulgaria61.8
109Moldova61.9
The Americas Avg70.3
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Suriname's Modernity and Learning

#education #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to The Americas (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Canada21.6
2USA29.3
3Argentina43.8
...
33=St Lucia97.8
34Paraguay104.4
35El Salvador111.1
36Guatemala111.7
37Suriname114.4
38Nicaragua117.7
39Guyana122.6
40Honduras130.6
41Haiti153.8
The Americas Avg81.7
q=41.
Modernity & Learning (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
149Bhutan112.3
150Rwanda112.3
151Bangladesh112.9
152Suriname114.4
153Laos115.2
154Cape Verde116.3
155Vanuatu117.0
156Nicaragua117.7
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Secondary Education
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
89Ghana63.1%
90Peru62.2%
91Palestine61.1%
92Suriname60.5%
93Mexico59.7%
94Bahrain59.6%
95Brazil59.5%
96Bolivia58.8%
The Americas Avg63.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
41
Pos.2021
Years41
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
106Armenia13.1
107Cameroon13.1
108Panama13.1
109Suriname13.0
110Belize13.0
111Paraguay13.0
112Gabon13.0
113Vietnam13.0
The Americas Avg14.2
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
131Mongolia131
132Haiti132
133Botswana133
134Suriname134
135Uruguay135
136Honduras136
137Papua New Guinea137
138Congo, DR138
The Americas Avg99.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
42
Pos.201642
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
116Thailand43%
117=Mauritius43%
117=Cape Verde43%
119Suriname42%
120Bolivia41%
121Peru41%
122Guyana40%
123Grenada39%
The Americas Avg56.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
43
Pos.2017
Ratio43
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
160=Palau0.0
160=Equatorial Guinea0.0
160=Belize0.0
160=Suriname0.0
160=Grenada0.0
160=Gabon0.0
160=Lebanon0.0
160=St Lucia0.0
The Americas Avg3.36
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #politics

Corruption
Higher is better
44
Pos.2022
Points44
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
83Hungary42.0
84Kosovo41.0
85=Tunisia40.0
85=Suriname40.0
85=Macedonia40.0
85=Maldives40.0
85=India40.0
85=Guyana40.0
The Americas Avg42.97
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
77Togo77
78Albania78
79Brunei79
80Suriname80
81Fiji81
82Kenya82
83Guatemala83
84Cape Verde84
The Americas Avg80.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
148Iran148
149India149
150Cameroon150
151Suriname151
152Gabon152
153Iraq153
154Paraguay154
155Grenada155
The Americas Avg100.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
111Equatorial Guinea111
112Botswana112
113Slovakia113
114Suriname114
115Greece115
116Trinidad & Tobago116
117Benin117
118Venezuela118
The Americas Avg82.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
32
Pos.2017
Rank32
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
102Timor-Leste (E. Timor)102
103Barbados103
104Armenia104
105Suriname105
106Namibia106
107Tunisia107
108Cape Verde108
109China109
The Americas Avg91.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

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

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better45
Pos.201945
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
97Solomon Islands12.10
98Cape Verde12.20
99El Salvador12.50
100Suriname12.80
101Vietnam12.90
102=Syria13.00
102=Morocco13.00
104Nicaragua13.10
The Americas Avg12.03
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better46
Pos.2018
Severity46
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
38Tajikistan.029
39El Salvador.032
40Iraq.033
41Suriname.041
42Mongolia.042
43Peru.053
44Gabon.066
45Nicaragua.074
The Americas Avg.045
World Avg.154
q=101.

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 below47:

Christian51.6%
Muslim15.2%
Hindu19.8%
Buddhist0.6%
Folk Religion5.3%
Jewish0.2%
Unaffiliated5.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%48.

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