Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Village of 100 People

My MIL just sent me a website. Instead of huge statistics and percentages, it reduces the world's population to a village of 100 people. Here are the results. The demographics would come out something like this:

  • 60 Asians
  • 12 Europeans
  • 5 US Americans and Canadians
  • 8 Latin Americans
  • 14 Africans
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  • 49 would be female
  • 51 would be male
  • 82 would be non-white
  • 18 white
  • 5 would control 32% of the entire world's wealth (they'd all be US citizens)
  • 80 would live in substandard housing
  • 24 would not have electricity (and of the 76% that do, most would only use it for light at night)
  • 67 would be unable to read
  • 1 (only one!) would have a college education
  • 50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
  • 33 would be without access to a safe water supply
  • 1 would have HIV
  • 1 near death
  • 2 near birth
  • 7 people would have access to the Internet
Wow, do I feel like a minority!
The site had only a couple of other things on it that were interesting. If you want to see it, you can check it out here.


Natalie* said...

talk about perspective, right? time for a little prayer of thanks here at my house.

Terica said...

VERY interesting!!!

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