Visados galvojau, kad Lietuva yra miškų šalis – gal čia ir nėra didžiausias miškų masyvas pasaulyje, visgi esame maži, tačiau procentais miškų pas mus daug!
Pasirodo esame viso labo 61 vietoje pasaulyje su 34,8% mišku padengto žemės ploto. Nors mūsų miškingumo vidurkis šiek tiek didesnis nei Vakarų Europos, bet pasauliniu mastu tai su tokiais skaičiais nieko nenustebinsi. Net latvių ir estų nenustebinsi.
Is it Buddhism? IS IT BUDDHISM? Noooo. Buddhism makes people just slightly happier than other non-western beliefs. As we’ve seen before the influence of Human Development on this score is too significant, so a mere way of thinking does not overcome people’s general attitudes towards their life as strongly as material provisions do.
What: Average happiness score from World Happiness Report by belief. It was calculated only for those countries where followers of a particular belief make more than 10% of the population and it was weighted by that percentage. Judaism and “other beliefs” were excluded because they had only 1 country complying with such criteria. It was Israel for Judaism and Taiwan for “other beliefs”. I guess that “belief” was Taoism. When: 2019 for happiness, 2020 for religion (it’s an estimate) because the latest actual data were of 2010. Where: 155 countries of the world. Source: WHR and Pew Research Center
Religion has a strong influence on people’s attitudes towards their lives. Maybe being religious makes people happier? As seen from the graph it seems directly the opposite – the more religious the society the less happy they are!
The first three columns are transparent because there are less than 3 countries in their value range.
What: Percentage of the total population in a country affiliated with any religion, and happiness score from the World Happiness Report. Countries are grouped into bands of 10 percentage points by religiosity. When: 2019 for happiness, 2020 for religion (it’s an estimate) because the latest actual data were of 2010. Where: 155 countries of the world. Source: WHR and Pew Research Center
As already expected – western regions (including North America and Oceania which consist only of Australia and New Zealand in this dataset) tend to be happier than the rest of the world, and Africa and most of Asia are least happy. What is interesting, that the world average seems quite low – this is due to a large number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and really small numbers of countries in the happiest regions.
What: Happiness score from the World Happiness Report. Not weighted averages by country. For most regions, maximum and minimum values were removed from the calculation. When: Published 2019 Where: World regions modified from WB classification. Source: WHR
The answer is simple – Scandinavian countries. General trends are seen quite clearly – western countries (including Australia and New Zealand) take the lead, those from the far east are rare, and Africa is not present at the top at all.
What: Happiness score from the World Happiness Report. I am aware that this measure of happiness is disputed. When: They say it’s 2019, but it’s the date of publishing. Where: Top 30 countries of the world. Source: WHR
Behold these exotic countries! It seems that out of often mentioned countries only China is at the top of this list. The graph makes sense – the less developed the country, the more investment it needs.
What: Investment or gross capital formation as a percent of GDP in current local currency. It is measured by the total value of the gross fixed capital formation and changes in inventories and acquisitions less disposals of valuables for a unit or sector. When: 2018 Where: World Source: IMF WEO report April 2019
As expected – overdeveloped Japan and troublesome Greece lead, however, the following positions are really versatile, there are absolutely no clues to support the idea that more developed countries are indebted more.
* I have read rumours that China is hiding their actual debt via various schemes with government-owned banks. Their debt might be larger. It’s 50% according to the data I have.
What: General government gross debt as a percent of GDP. I wanted to use net debt, but it was not available for most countries. When: mostly estimates for 2018 Where: World Source: IMF WEO report April 2019
Seems like the more advanced the economy the more indebted it is. Is debt a fuel for growth? Or is it a by-product of it?
What: General government gross debt as a percent of GDP. I wanted to use net debt, but it was not available for most regions. When: estimates for 2018 Where: regions provided by IMF Source: IMF WEO report April 2019
I tried to find which market is the biggest in terms of average daily trading volume. Seems that the one we talk least about is the biggest one – it’s derivatives market. What are they? Many people don’t even know!
What: Daily turnover, USD billion When: Indicated on the graph Where: World Source: WFE, BIS, CMC
P.S. The use of a 3D chart requires additional justification: here I have no excuse I did not know what I was doing!
I assume cryptocurrencies are coins. At the end of 2017, there were 3 cryptocurrenciens among top 15.
What: Total banknotes and coins in circulation for normal currencies, market capitalization for cryptocurrencies, USD billion When: 2017, end of year Where: 21 major world currency + cryptocurrencies Source: BIS and CMC