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The world as 100 people – Hình ảnh về thế giới có 100 người
If the World were 100 PEOPLE: **50 would be female, 50 would be male, 25 would be children. There would be 75 adults, 9 of whom would be 65 and older. There would be: **60 Asians, 16 Africans, 14 people from the Americas, and 10 Europeans. The world as 100 people – Hình ảnh về thế giới có 100 người The world population has now reached 7.5 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics in 2016, and the changes over the past 10 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education– today that number has jumped to 7. The detailed research and source information can be found here and the statistics provided by Donella Meadows in 1990 that originally inspired our project can be viewed here. If the World were 100 PEOPLE: 50 would be female 50 would be male 25 would be children There would be 75 adults, 9 of whom would be 65 and older There would be: 60 Asians 16 Africans 14 people from the Americas 10 Europeans 31 Christians 23 Muslims 15 Hindus 7 Buddhists 8 people who practice other religions 16 people who would not be aligned with a religion 12 would speak Chinese 6 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 4 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 60 would speak other languages 86 would be able to read and write; 14 would not 7 would have a college degree 40 would have an Internet connection 78 people would have a place to shelter them from the wind and the rain, but 22 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 11 would be undernourished 22 would be overweight 91 would have access to safe drinking water 9 people would have no clean, safe water to drink Sources: 2016 – Fritz Erickson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferris State University (Formerly Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay) and John A. Vonk, University of Northern Colorado, 2006; Returning Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison Wisconsin, Unheard Voices: Celebrating Cultures from the Developing World, 1992; Donella H. Meadows, The Global Citizen, May 31, 1990.