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1. In all low-income countries across the world today, how many girls finish primary school?

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2. Where does the majority of the world population live?

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3. In the last 20 years, the proportion of the world population living in extreme poverty has . . .

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4. What is the life expectancy of the world today?

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5. There are 2 billion children in the world today, aged 0 to 15 years old. How many children will there be in the year 2100, according to the United Nations?

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6. The UN predicts that by 2100 the world population will have increased by another 4 billion people. What is the main reason?

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7. How did the number of deaths per year from natural disasters change over the last hundred years?

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8. There are roughly 7 billion people in the world today. Where do they live?

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9. How many of the world’s 1-year-old children today have been vaccinated against some disease?

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10. Worldwide, 30-year-old men have spent 10 years in school, on average. How many years have women of the same age spent in school?

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11. In 1996, tigers, giant pandas, and black rhinos were all listed as endangered. How many of these three species are more critically endangered today?

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12. How many people in the world have some access to electricity?

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13. Global climate experts believe that, over the next 100 years, the average temperature will...

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What is Factfulness?

Factfulness is a relaxing habit for critical thinking. It helps you maintain a fact-based worldview. It teaches you how to recognise and avoid the most common ways information gets misinterpreted.

Do we see reality?

We need to accept that humans don’t always see reality just as it is. There’s simply too much information for us to process. That’s why we all have an attention filter in our head. Research shows that this attention filter is hard wired to make us care more about dramatic information. This easily leads to a stressful over-dramatic impression of the world.

Dramatic Instincts

Factfulness helps you recognise and control these ten dramatic instincts that seem to be hard-wired into most peoples heads.

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