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The world population is estimated to be 7.4 billion source. 4% of that is 296 million. The population of Europe is 740 million source, North America - 565 million source, South America - 410 million source for a total of 1.715 billion people. I assume "white" means someone who is predominately of European decent, which includes hispanics. Assuming Europe ...


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In order to determine if a statement is true (or rather, not false), we should use the most generous definitions we can. In this case, "white women" is the term in question. To demonstrate "4% of the world is white women" without context is false, we must show no reasonable definition of the sentence is true. We do have some context; the flags on the ...


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There is little evidence upon which this list is based, even after extensive searches, and many of those records seem to be inaccurate, or later corrected. To quote Snopes: We searched contemporary reports for each of the listed incidents in an attempt to uncover any mentions of political affiliations, motivations, or voting records. Many of these ...


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October 2017 update below. (Graph updated May 2019) Original answer: Self-declared identity According to the Pew Research Center, which seems to be the main group analyzing the demographics here, Europe is projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow. Even accounting for the increase in immigration since this post was ...


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According to the 1990-1995 National Science Foundation study on the origins of bachelor degrees in PhD-holding scientists and engineers, black scientists and engineers (PhD holders) have a significantly lower percentage that graduated from research-oriented, elite universities. The disparity is larger for scientists than for engineers. In the study, the ...


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Short answer: yes, it seems there is a correlation between socio-economical status and sweetened beverages consumption in the US. There are a few very recent studies looking at drink consumption and different socio-economical descriptors. I will report some of them, although not all are related to the USA. This first study looks at consumption patterns of ...


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This question is difficult to answer, partly because different nations record demographic data at different times and in different ways, and partly because some don't even bother. France for one doesn't record its citizens ethnicity, so we don't know how many French citizens are ethnically French. There are estimates of course, so we can know roughly, but ...


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Yes, this is true in some west Baltimore neighborhoods. For example, in the Druid Heights neighborhood, there are few older men. Only 35 out of 1570 (2.2%) are men over the age of 64. Yet 195 (12.4%) are women over 64. (See page 2 here). (The age data is not broken down by race, but 1520 of 1570 (97%) were black) For comparison, in the 2010 census, 5.6% ...


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Lavanya Ramanathan is using a definition of "white" that is contrary to the US definition. This can be seen by a more-complete quotation: Immigration and birthrate trends suggest that by 2046, the United States will be made up of more non-whites than whites. And the change will be fueled in part by immigrants from Latin and South America, from Asia ...


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The Federal Archives of Germany have published an official document called "The list of Jewish Residents in the German Reich 1933-1945"*. The document states verbatim: β€œThe two population censuses dated 16 June 1933 and 17 May 1939 give some clues about the number of Jewish residents, where it should be taken into account, though, that both the ...


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This is obviously untrue at a a global scale assuming the usual measure of crude death rates per year, which around 8 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The world population keeps rising for now despite that. Gates also doesn't specify a bound for the lag in his implication, e.g. 100 years or just a few years lag between cause and effect? Claims this vague ...


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Bricker and Ibbitson claimed (in a Guardian article): "But a growing body of opinion believes the UN is wrong. We will not reach 11 billion by 2100. Instead, the human population will top out at somewhere between 8 and 9 billion around the middle of the century, and then begin to decline." I assume that is the claim you are talking about. We don't know what ...


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The source for the 2046 number is the Census Bureau in 2013. Here is a AP report summarizing it: Without increased immigration, whites would lose their U.S. majority in 2046 [...] The 2046 estimate of a white minority is one of three new alternative projections based on rates for births and deaths and a scenario in which immigration follows its recent ...


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It is impossible to be certain about the future, so "Will the global population decline after the middle of the century?" does not have a definitive answer The UN World Population Prospects acknowledge this when showing the following graph. For example, if their current central case overestimates fertility by half a child per woman, then your quotation is ...


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Crowd counts for mass protests are necessarily estimates, notoriously controversial in many cases, and almost always impossible to verify conclusively. That said, the Washington Post reports 1 million as the official number given by the mayor of Santiago. Representing a center-right party, his administration would have no obvious reason to exaggerate this ...


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Not according to the US government definition of "white". White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original ...


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