The Human Truth Foundation

Tunisia (Tunisian Republic)

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

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#tunisia

Tunisia
Tunisian Republic
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index53rd best
CapitalTunis
Land Area 155 360km21
LocationAfrica, The Mediterranean
Population11.6m2
Life Expectancy73.77yrs (2017)3
GNI$10 258 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesTN, TUN, 7885
Internet Domain.tn6
CurrencyDinar (TND)7
Telephone+2168

1. Overview

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. Street protests that began in Tunis in December 2010 over high unemployment, corruption, widespread poverty, and high food prices escalated in January 2011, culminating in rioting that led to hundreds of deaths. On 14 January 2011, the same day BEN ALI dismissed the government, he fled the country, and by late January 2011, a "national unity government" was formed. Elections for the new Constituent Assembly were held in late October 2011, and in December, it elected human rights activist Moncef MARZOUKI as interim president. The Assembly began drafting a new constitution in February 2012, and released a second working draft in December 2012. The interim government has proposed presidential and parliamentary elections be held in 2013.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverFrom the sands of the Sahara to golden-hued beaches, tangled Tunis alleys to scattered Roman ruins, Tunisia is a country that intrigues and charms at every turn. It´s but a slim wedge of North Africa´s vast expanse, but Tunisia has enough history, cultural diversity and extremes of landscape to fill a country many times its size. With a sand-fringed, jasmine-scented coast, it´s a destination usually equated with Mediterranean sun holidays. But get beyond the beaches and you´ll find stunning Roman sites, forested hinterland, Saharan dunes and mountain oases, all of which can be experienced in a few days.

The country´s tourist sector has struggled mightily since the historic Jasmine Revolution of 2011. Isolated incidents of instability grab international headlines, but it´s essentially business as usual. Tunis, the capital, continues to offer an enthralling mix of tradition and modernity, Islamic serenity and seaside hedonism. Surprisingly, while much of the tourist industry founders, there´s a number of new guesthouses and small hotels popping up throughout the country. Now, more than ever, Tunisians will welcome you with open arms.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Tunisia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
95Ecuador0.740
96Mongolia0.739
97=Egypt0.731
97=Tunisia0.731
99Fiji0.730
100=Suriname0.730
101Uzbekistan0.727
102=Jordan0.720
Africa Avg0.56
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
...
105Algeria$10 800
106Mongolia$10 588
107Ecuador$10 312
108Tunisia$10 258
109Fiji$9 980
110Iraq$9 977
111Jordan$9 924
112Lebanon$9 526
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
50Brazil70.9
51Serbia71.1
52Albania73.2
53Tunisia73.6
54Peru73.6
55Malaysia74.2
56Ecuador74.9
57Mexico75.1
Africa Avg110.5
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. Tunisia's Demographics and Migration

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

Population:

Tunisia's population is predicted to rise to 12.21 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 1.93. 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
...
73Zimbabwe14.4m
74Guinea12.4m
75Rwanda12.3m
76Tunisia11.6m
77Benin11.5m
78Belgium11.5m
79Bolivia11.4m
80Cuba11.3m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
71Iran73.9
72Macedonia73.8
73Nicaragua73.8
74Tunisia73.8
75Lithuania73.7
76Cuba73.7
77Ecuador73.7
78Vietnam73.6
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
9Myanmar (Burma)1.95
10Indonesia2.07
11Sweden1.93
12Tunisia1.93
13St Lucia1.93
14USA2.08
15Ireland2.10
16Iceland2.10
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
110N. Korea17.8
111Turkey18.0
112Vietnam18.3
113Tunisia18.6
114Azerbaijan18.7
115Colombia18.8
116Antigua & Barbuda19.0
117St Vincent & Grenadines19.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
167Nigeria0.6%
168Algeria0.6%
169Mongolia0.6%
170Tunisia0.5%
171Egypt0.5%
172Guatemala0.5%
173Cambodia0.5%
174Honduras0.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
90Slovenia6.5%
91Kiribati6.5%
92Bhutan6.3%
93Tunisia6.3%
94Finland6.2%
95Singapore6.1%
96Guatemala6.1%
97Brunei6.0%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #gender_equality #human_rights #international_law #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance #tunisia

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
94St Vincent & Grenadines89.2
95Nepal89.9
96S. Sudan90.5
97Tunisia91.6
98China91.8
99Kenya92.4
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Tunisia is very poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world, and it has cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Tunisia comes in the best 20 in terms of speed of uptake of HR treaties18 (the best in Africa). It does better than average for commentary in Human Rights Watch reports19 (amongst the best in Africa), opposing gender inequality20 (one of the best in Africa) and in its nominal commitment to Human Rights21. Since finally removing the authoritarian Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has made some progress in supporting women's rights and improving detainee procedures22. From 2016, the Truth and Dignity Commission began hearing and airing complaints against human rights abuses22, helping to foster new era of dignity and responsibility towards fellow humans, although it has so far avoided the most serious kinds of complaints (for example, torture and high-level corruption). The 2014 constitution upholds many "key civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights"22. Tunisia still has work to do. Tunisia does worse than average in the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)23 (yet still amongst the best in Africa), supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms24, supporting press freedom25 and in freethought26. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice27 (amongst the highest in Africa) and in LGBT equality28. Some recent changes are worrying; granting amnesty for state officials previously accused of corruption22 can only ever cause further corruption in the future, leading to degradation of national life. The needless discriminatory law that criminalizes sodomy continues to result in prison spaces being filled by people who have done nothing other than conduct private and consensual sexual relations22.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Tunisia's Health

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

Compared to Africa (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
4Tunisia80.1
5Algeria87.3
6=Burundi87.4
7Libya90.5
8Sudan91.2
9Rwanda91.9
10Ethiopia93.3
11Sao Tome & Principe93.6
12Djibouti95.7
13Cape Verde97.3
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
45Myanmar (Burma)79.1
46India79.6
47Slovenia79.9
48Tunisia80.1
49Nepal80.3
50Hungary80.9
51=UK81.1
51=Slovakia81.1
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:

Tunisia does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Tunisia comes in the best 20 when it comes to its fertility rate13 (the best in Africa). It does better than average in terms of its adolescent birth rate20 (one of the best in Africa), its alcohol consumption rate31, its immunizations take-up32 and in its average life expectancy11. But, there's bad news too. Tunisia does worse than average in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33 (still low for Africa) and in its smoking rate34 (the worst in Africa). The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016. Life expectancy in Tunisia improved by +5.9yrs 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
...
71Iran73.9
72Macedonia73.8
73Nicaragua73.8
74Tunisia73.8
75Lithuania73.7
76Cuba73.7
77Ecuador73.7
78Vietnam73.6
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
37Chad1.6
38Tuvalu1.7
39=Madagascar1.9
39=Tunisia1.9
39=Bahrain1.9
42Qatar2.0
43=Nepal2.0
43=Singapore2.0
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
9Myanmar (Burma)1.95
10Indonesia2.07
11Sweden1.93
12Tunisia1.93
13St Lucia1.93
14USA2.08
15Ireland2.10
16Iceland2.10
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
154Turkey1 581
155Slovakia1 618
156Romania1 620
157Tunisia1 628
158Switzerland1 634
159Serbia1 644
160Cyprus1 688
161Croatia1 709
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
89Azerbaijan89
90Uganda90
91Chile91
92Tunisia92
93Bahrain93
94Philippines94
95Bosnia & Herzegovina95
96Namibia96
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better35
Pos.2016
%35
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
146=Spain61.6
146=Hungary61.6
146=Costa Rica61.6
146=Tunisia61.6
146=Iran61.6
151Bulgaria61.7
152Algeria62.0
153=Greece62.3
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
20
Pos.2015
Per 100020
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
17Finland6.5
18Germany6.7
19Maldives6.7
20Tunisia6.8
21Austria7.1
22China7.3
23Greece7.5
24Oman8.1
Africa Avg87.5
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
...
50Malaysia96.0
51Croatia95.9
52Nicaragua95.9
53Tunisia95.7
54Japan95.7
55Portugal95.7
56=Qatar95.6
56=Armenia95.6
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Tunisia's Responsibility Towards The Environment

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

Compared to Africa (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
4Uganda58.8
5Morocco60.4
6=Tunisia61.0
7Mauritius62.3
8Guinea63.5
9Burkina Faso64.3
10Ethiopia64.8
11=Egypt66.6
12Nigeria69.2
13Ivory Coast70.5
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
25=Uganda58.8
26Morocco60.4
27Switzerland60.8
28=Tunisia61.0
28=Paraguay61.0
30France61.8
31=Denmark61.8
32Mauritius62.3
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Tunisia ranks 28th in the world when it comes to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Tunisia performs the best in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. It comes in the best 20 in its forested percent change 1990-201537 (one of the best in Africa). It does better than average for energy to GDP efficiency38, annual meat consumption per person39 (but high for Africa) and in its environmental performance40 (one of the highest in Africa). But, there's bad news too. Tunisia sits amongst the bottom 20 for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population41 (one of the lowest in Africa).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
37
Pos.2015
%37
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
4Kuwait+81.2
5Dominican Rep.+79.5
6Egypt+65.9
7Vietnam+65.6
8Ireland+62.2
9Tunisia+61.9
10Cuba+56.9
11Cape Verde+55.7
12Rwanda+50.9
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
55Cuba63.4
56Panama62.7
57Tonga62.5
58Tunisia62.4
59Azerbaijan62.3
60S. Korea62.3
61Kuwait62.3
62Jordan62.2
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better38
Pos.201438
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
32=Austria11.24
32=Germany11.24
32=Greece11.24
32=Tunisia11.24
36Indonesia11.11
37=Israel11.11
37=Turkey11.11
39Azerbaijan10.87
Africa Avg07.42
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
...
20=Burkina Faso1993 Dec 29
20=Bahamas1993 Dec 29
20=St Lucia1993 Dec 29
20=Tunisia1993 Dec 29
20=Norway1993 Dec 29
20=Zambia1993 Dec 29
20=Australia1993 Dec 29
20=Peru1993 Dec 29
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better41
Pos.2011
%41
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
131Kuwait19.6%
132Zimbabwe19.6%
133Latvia19.5%
134Tunisia19.3%
135Czechia16.0%
136Estonia15.9%
137China15.1%
138Denmark14.9%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
39
Pos.2021
kg39
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
48Thailand26.0
49Swaziland27.1
50Malawi27.4
51Tunisia27.8
52Sao Tome & Principe28.3
53Maldives28.8
54Egypt29.1
55Laos29.8
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Tunisia's Modernity and Learning

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

Compared to Africa (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
4Kenya79.8
5Seychelles81.3
6Mauritius85.8
7Morocco87.4
8Nigeria94.1
9Uganda95.3
10Ghana96.7
11Libya97.0
12Botswana97.7
13Cameroon101.6
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
84Kyrgyzstan71.8
85Albania72.4
86Thailand72.9
87Tunisia73.4
88India73.8
89Andorra74.5
90Tonga75.2
91=New Caledonia75.5
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2943
2Israel4.1143
3Japan3.5843
...
45=S. Africa0.7344
45=Serbia0.7345
45=Hong Kong0.7344
48Tunisia0.6844
49=Egypt0.6845
50Belarus0.6745
51Mali0.6646
52Bulgaria0.6545
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
47
Pos.201847
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
105Costa Rica52.9%
106Colombia52.0%
107Ecuador51.9%
108Tunisia51.8%
109India51.6%
110Kuwait51.5%
111Congo, DR50.7%
112Macedonia49.8%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
48
Pos.2021
Years48
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
49Brazil15.6
50Georgia15.6
51St Kitts & Nevis15.4
52Tunisia15.4
53Peru15.4
54Kuwait15.3
55Japan15.2
56Liechtenstein15.2
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
69Senegal69
70China70
71Burundi71
72Tunisia72
73Timor-Leste (E. Timor)73
74Chile74
75Argentina75
76Costa Rica76
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
49
Pos.2015
Score49
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
63Brazil1185
64Peru1182
65Lebanon1129
66Tunisia1114
67Macedonia1107
68Kosovo1087
69Algeria1086
70Dominican Rep.1018
Africa Avg1100
World Avg1389
q=70.
Religiosity
Lower is better
50
Pos.2018
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
70=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
Africa Avg87.0
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better51
Pos.200651
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
86=Saudi Arabia84
87Algeria83
88=Libya83
88=Tunisia83
88=Oman83
88=Syria83
92India82
93=Bangladesh82
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
52
Pos.201652
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
98Uzbekistan51%
99Armenia50%
100Iran49%
101Tunisia48%
102Moldova48%
103=Paraguay47%
103=Fiji47%
105Tonga47%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
Freedom On The Internet
Lower is better
53
Pos.201253
1Estonia10
2USA12
3Germany15
...
23=Malaysia43
24Jordan45
25=Turkey46
25=Tunisia46
27Venezuela48
28Azerbaijan50
29Rwanda51
30Russia52
Africa Avg45.0
World Avg46.7
q=47.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
54
Pos.2017
Ratio54
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
115=Kazakhstan0.0
115=New Caledonia0.0
115=Maldives0.0
118Tunisia0.0
119=Tuvalu0.0
119=Marshall Islands0.0
119=Georgia0.0
119=Swaziland0.0
Africa Avg0.04
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
55
Pos.2022
%55
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
113=Latvia29.0
113=Italy29.0
113=Armenia29.0
116Tunisia28.0
117Laos27.0
118Portugal26.0
119Lebanon24.0
120Egypt23.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
56
Pos.2022
Points56
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
82Kuwait42.0
83=Hungary42.0
84Kosovo41.0
85=Tunisia40.0
85=Suriname40.0
85=Macedonia40.0
85=Maldives40.0
85=India40.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
57
Pos.2018
Score57
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
108Ghana4.7
109Senegal4.6
110Laos4.6
111Tunisia4.6
112Albania4.6
113Sierra Leone4.6
114Congo, (Brazzaville)4.6
115Bangladesh4.5
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
90Peru90
91Jordan91
92Haiti92
93Tunisia93
94Papua New Guinea94
95Belarus95
96Mongolia96
97Madagascar97
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
67Lesotho67
68Panama68
69New Zealand69
70Tunisia70
71Montenegro71
72Ukraine72
73Chile73
74Macedonia74
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

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

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
58
Pos.2023
Score58
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
78Bolivia2.00
79Nepal2.01
80China2.01
81Tunisia2.01
82Equatorial Guinea2.01
83Dominican Rep.2.02
84=Morocco2.02
84=Angola2.02
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
4Egypt4
5Nigeria5
6Uruguay6
7Indonesia7
8Brunei8
9Moldova9
10Morocco10
11Oman11
12Tanzania12
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
104Armenia104
105Suriname105
106Namibia106
107Tunisia107
108Cape Verde108
109China109
110Kazakhstan110
111Jordan111
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
59
Pos.2019
Score59
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
97Canada3.59
98Belgium3.64
99Angola3.78
100Tunisia3.94
101Tajikistan3.95
102Uganda3.96
103Mexico4.08
104Venezuela4.10
Africa Avg3.41
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 better60
Pos.201960
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
69Argentina8.60
70=Barbados8.70
70=Armenia8.70
72Tunisia9.00
73=Turkey9.00
74Libya9.10
75Iran9.20
76Mauritius9.40
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better61
Pos.2017
%61
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
38France32.7
39=Estonia32.7
40Nepal32.8
41=Tunisia32.8
42Mali33.0
43=Bosnia & Herzegovina33.0
44UK33.2
45Pakistan33.5
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better62
Pos.2018
Severity62
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
11Thailand.003
12Moldova.004
13Palestine.004
14Tunisia.005
15St Lucia.007
16Libya.007
17Algeria.008
18Kyrgyzstan.008
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

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

Religiosity (2018)50
Pos.Lower is better
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
70=Colombia77
71Dominican Rep.78
72=Iran78
72=Tunisia78
74Bangladesh80
75=India80
76Iraq82
77=El Salvador85
77=Jordan85
79Palestine86
80=Uganda86
80=Chad86
80=Niger86
83Kenya87
84=Mozambique87
85Congo, DR88
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)63
Pos.Higher is better
%63
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
95=Thailand0
95=Togo0
95=Benin0
95=Tunisia0
95=Uganda0
95=Bangladesh0
95=UAE0
95=Azerbaijan0
95=Algeria0
95=Yemen0
95=Zambia0
95=Tanzania0
95=Malaysia0
95=Haiti0
95=Iraq0
95=Guinea0
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 below64:

Christian0.2%
Muslim99%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.2%

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 99.6% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 78% 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: Muslim (Islam - official) 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%65.

Freedom of Religion and Belief:

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