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Are there more boys born in the US?

According to this article there are more boys born in the USA than girls. between 1940 and 2005, an average of almost 92,000 more males than females were born annually in the United States. ...
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Do 50% of the schoolchildren in Turkey have Kurdish ethnicity?

Michael Gfoeller claims in a video that despite only 20% of the present population of Turkey being Kurds, 50% of the school children in Turkey are Kurds, and that consequently: Within a generation, ...
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Has the distribution of income and wealth in the USA got much more skewed towards the rich in the last 4 decades?

I recently asked this question about a statistic quoted by Kurt Andersen designed to illustrate the current wealth distribution in the USA in his book Evil Geniuses. It provoked a great deal of (...
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Would the median household income in the USA be $140K and mean net worth $800K if wealth were evenly distributed

In his book (Evil Geniuses) about how the USA got where it currently is, Kurt Andersen speculates about how far wealth and income inequality has risen in the last few decades. He attempts to visualise ...
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Will the human population reach 8-9 billion around 2050 and then decline?

In a January 2019 Guardian article, What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?, Darrel Bricker and John Ibbitson claim: the human population will top out at somewhere between 8 and ...
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Did over 1 million people protest in Santiago in the 2019 Chilean protests?

Spanish newspaper, El País published a recent article about the 2019 Chilean Protests: La manifestación más grande de Chile desde que cayó en 1990 el dictador Augusto Pinochet reunió este viernes ...
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Does population growth stabilize when the mortality rate falls below 10 deaths per 1,000 people?

From Forbes in 2011: In society after society, [Bill Gates] saw, when the mortality rate falls—specifically, below 10 deaths per 1,000 people—the birth rate follows, and population growth ...
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Is Melbourne the third-largest `Greek city' in the world?

Melbourne, Victoria has a large number of people with Greek heritage. It often has claims that its Greek population rivals cities in Greece. For example: EMelbourne By 2004 Melbourne's Greek ...
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Are most US mass shooters Democrats?

Are most mass shooters Democrats? This representative said they are. 'So many people that commit mass murders are Democrats': New York congresswoman sparks outrage during discussion on Florida school ...
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Will the United States be made up of more non-whites than whites by 2046?

According to Lavanya Ramanathan: That future may not be far off. Whatever forces are working to erect walls and negate travel documents may be too late to change what is underway: Immigration and ...
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Are 'white women' only 4% of the world population?

I come across the image below, according to which 'white women' would be only 4% of the world population. Since among 'white women' there are thousands of millions of women living, for example, in ...
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Did Nazi Germany use the German census in its targeting of minorities

From 2016 is census year! But you can stick your census in your ear, you won't get any data here Did you know Hitler used the German census to target minorities Doing a brief search came ...
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Will Europe soon have more Muslims than Christians?

This story, which appeared in the UK tabloid The Sun (and widely repeated elsewhere), has also been doing the rounds on social media. The original story has the strapline: Muslims will soon ...
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In the UK, are young white men the most derided ethnic/gender/age group?

A month, or so, ago this YouGov study was trending on FB and attracting some controversy. The most derided ethnic group in Britain: young white men YouGov data from 48 separate surveys reveals that ...
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Do most black scientists come from non elite-universities?

According to Vice News, Supreme Court Justice Scalia repeated a claim from one of the briefs: "Most of the black scientists in this country do not come from the most advanced schools," Scalia said, ...
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Are more than half of scientists who have ever lived alive today?

This Washington Post article quotes Brian Nosek as making the claim that: Brian Nosek offers up a stunning factoid: More than half of the scientists who have ever lived are alive today. It then ...
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Is there a relative dearth of older black men in West Baltimore?

An article from CNN says about West Baltimore: the older black men were gone. I asked 28-year-old Zachary Lewis about the absence of older men. [...] "There ain't no more 'Old Heads' anymore, ...
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Do low-income Americans drink more Coca-Cola than their counterparts?

Since the controversial Super Bowl commercial by Coca-Cola, there are those who contend it was a conspiracy by Coca-Cola to appeal to an emerging demographic and boost sales. Coca-Cola knew exactly ...
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Are Generation Y yuppies unhappy?

An recent article from Wait But Why titled Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy blames young professionals for being unhappy because their expectations are too high; they believe themselves special. ...
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