Update: If the World were 100 People

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The statistical story told by ‘100 People: A World Portrait’ narrows the human context to an easier to grasp, simplified reality.

Currently, global population is at 7 billion people. That’s a crazy number. But when we divide, simplify, divide again…and again and again…Then take that quintessential number ‘100’ – so much easier for us to visualise meaningfully, and use it to redirect, rebuild and shape a future? Or would it all just be too contrived?

If the World were 100 PEOPLE:

50 would be female
50 would be male

26 would be children
There would be 74 adults,
8 of whom would be 65 and older

There would be:
60 Asians
15 Africans
14 people from the Americas
11 Europeans

33 Christians
22 Muslims
14 Hindus
7 Buddhists
12 people who practice other religions
12 people who would not be aligned with a religion

12 would speak Chinese
5 would speak Spanish
5 would speak English
3 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
2 would speak Russian
2 would speak Japanese
62 would speak other languages

83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not

7 would have a college degree
22 would own or share a computer

77 people would have a place to shelter them
from the wind and the rain, but 23 would not

1 would be dying of starvation
15 would be undernourished
21 would be overweight

87 would have access to safe drinking water
13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

Reference: www.100people.org

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