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A world of 100 people looks like...

Submitted 11/10/2005 By Lindy Views 16507 Comments 4 Updated 11/29/2006

If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people, keeping the same proportions we have today, it would be something like this:

61 Asians
12 Europeans
14 Americans (from North and South America)
13 Africans
01 Australian (Oceania)

50 women
50 men

10 are homosexuals

33 are Christian (Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox)
18 are Muslims
16 are Hindus
16 are non-religious
6 are Buddhists
11 practice other religions

41 live without basic sanitation
16 live without an improved water source

6 people own 59% of the entire wealth of the community

13 are hungry or malnourished
14 can't read
only 7 are educated at a secondary level
only 8 have a computer
only 4 have an internet connection

1 adult, aged 15-49, has HIV/AIDS.

Of the village's total annual expenditures of just over US$ 3,000,000 per year:
US$ 181,000 is spent on weapons and warfare...
US$ 159,000 is spent on education...
US$ 132,000 is spent on health care.

25 live on US$ 1.00 per day or less...
47 live on US$ 2.00 per day or less.

If you keep your food in a refrigerator, your clothes in a closet, you have a roof over your head and have a bed to sleep in, then you are richer than 75% of the entire world population.

If you have a bank account, you're one of the 30 wealthiest people in the world.

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*JESS* 17-Aug-2006

wow... that was really really interesting! really puts everything into perspective... Good work Lindy!



Kate 07-Aug-2006

Wowie, great statistics! Thanks, I really enjoyed this.



beetlebase 26-May-2006

Lindy, that's an amazing way of communicating the inequality that currently exists - it would make a really powerful performance piece or something. Have you tried to get it pubished? i wonder if one of the major papers would touch it if it was reworked as an opinion piece? i think that's something you want to GET OUT THERE! :)



leisa 10-May-2006

wow. that really puts things into perspective, doesn't it.