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Were there 20,000 Jewish people in Lebanon in 1948?

An article by the Jewish Virtual Library on Lebanon puts the numbers of Jewish people as 20,000 in 1948 citing "Maariv, (June 21, 1991); Jewish Telegraphic Agency, (July 22, 1993); Jewish ...
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Could 7 billion people fill Los Angeles if they stood shoulder to shoulder?

A 2010 National Geographic video talks about 7 billion people (the Earth's population at the time). At timestamp 1:57, the video claims that standing shoulder to shoulder all 7 billion of us would ...
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Did a Planned Parenthood vice president write a memo discussing fertility reduction?

According to Wikipedia, Frederick Jaffe, former vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and founder of what is now the Guttmacher Institute, wrote a memorandum discussing fertility ...
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Do 50% of Canadians live south of the 45°42′N latitude?

Brilliant Maps claim that: While the 49th parallel is often thought of as the border between the US and Canada, the vast majority of Canadians (roughly 72%) live below it, with 50% of Canadians ...
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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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Were there 2.48 million Syrians living in Saudi Arabia in 2018?

GMI claims As per the data from 2017-2018, more than 30% of the Saudi population are expats. The total number of non-Saudis in the country is estimated to be 10,736,293. Nearly a quarter of this ...
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Are millions of chinese men without wives because of population gender imbalance? [closed]

I keep finding articles stating that because of the One Child Policy, there is a big gender imbalance in China. They say it's bad enough that millions of men won't be able to find a wife. Example: ...
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Is there more than one registered motor vehicle for every adult in the US?

According to the US Census Bureau's table of estimated population as of July 1 each year, there were 268.3M people 14 years of age or older, including 260.1M people 16 years of age or older, including ...
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What is the impact on climate change of having a child?

I found one study from 2017 that says (emphasis mine): We recommend four widely applicable high-impact (i.e. low emissions) actions with the potential to contribute to systemic change and ...
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Is this forecast predicting massive global depopulation until 2025 legit?

I recently stumbled upon this article about a forecast/list of predicted population development until 2025: Deagel, a real intelligence organization for the U.S. government, predicts massive global ...
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Did the world Jewish population increase between 1933 and 1948?

A common claim among holocaust denial is that if Jews were killed, the 6 million figure is grossly exaggerated. A specific claim is that according to the World Almanac the world population of Jews ...
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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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Is the number of Muslims correlated with terrorist attacks?

As reported in The Guardian, the Australian TV host Sonia Kruger has recently kicked up a storm by claiming that There is a correlation between the number of people in a country who are Muslim and ...
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Does 58% of Qatar's population live in 'labour camps'?

Transcript: Did you know? 1.4 million people, or 58% of Qatar's population live in 'labour camps'. 58% just sounds absurd. Yet, mighty facts does not simply give the wrong information. So is it true?...
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Can Zipf's power law be applied to the population of European cities?

According to Wikipedia and io9, Zipf's law can be applied to "big cities" and agglomerates of big cities (e.g. San Francisco and Oakland). More specifically, according to the Wikipedia article, the ...
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Does innovation or productivity per resident increase by 15 percent, every time the size of a city doubles?

Zappos and other advocates of Holocracy frequently state the following: Research shows that every time the size of a city doubles, innovation or productivity per resident increases by 15 percent. ...
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Does increasing the middle class result in lower birth rates? [closed]

I saw an article or two about the phenomenon of well off upper class families having large families. It claimed that his broke the trend of increased economic status resulting in smaller families that ...
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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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Does the availability of modern contraception only explain 10% of human fertility reduction?

It is widely assumed that the most important factor leading to large family sizes and fast population growth is the lack of availability of contraception. But Tim Worstall's book Chasing Rainbows ...
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Do humans, pets and livestock drastically outweigh all other land mammals?

Does this picture demonstrate the actual proportions well (from xkcd)?
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Have 107 billion people lived?

"The Population Reference Bureau estimates that approximately 107 billion people have ever lived." Reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097038/Are-really-people-alive-today-lived-Earth....
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Will Lego people outnumber people by 2017?

In an article in a recent edition of the Economist surveying Lego, the world's second largest toymaker, the magazine claims: By 2017 Lego men are expected to outnumber humans We've had arguments ...
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Are there 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States?

With immigration reform being a hot political topic in 2012 I am seeing a lot of reports that throw around numbers. The one I see cited most often is that there are 12 million illegal immigrants ...
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Were all but one of the US presidents descended from King John of England?

The Daily Mail says: A 12-year-old girl created family tree linking 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to King John of England, who signed the Magna Carta in 1215. Only the eighth president, Martin Van ...
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Has the UN low variant for population growth been the historically correct figure?

Quoting the Population Research Institute (PRI) In our research, we’ve looked at the UN’s predictions and how they have compared with real life--and in every case the “low variant” has been the ...
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