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Are 'white women' only 4% of the world population?

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 ...
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Are there more boys born in the US?

This happens everywhere, not only in the USA, though the degree of disparity varies from country to country. Gender Ratio - Our World in Data provides a lot of information on this topic. The two most ...
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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?

According to Pew Research, the difference in median income classed by income strata, expressed in 2018 dollars, from 1970 to 2018, has skewed hard toward the rich, with both the middle and the poor ...
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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 the 4th quarter of 2020 the net worth of US households was $122,886,624 million. The number of US households was 128.451 million. Therefore, the mean net wealth was $956,681 Total personal income ...
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Are most US mass shooters Democrats?

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 ...
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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?

Yes. (every metric I've looked at says that the distribution has become more skewed; whether it is "much" more skewed depends on which metric you look at, and how big you consider "much&...
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Will Europe soon have more Muslims than Christians?

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, ...
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As of 26 July 2023, will four million US citizens turn 18 before the US presidential election (5 November 2024)?

True in Novembers in the US That is, there are about 4 million US kids who turn 18 every year. This is an old statistic, but it holds water for many years in the US. (It may have first been circulated ...
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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?

Yes. The following spectacular charts from the former secretary of labor and professor at the University of California, Robert B. Reich, illustrate in a striking fashion how the income of "...
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Will the United States be made up of more non-whites than whites by 2046?

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, ...
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Did Nazi Germany use the German census in its targeting of minorities

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 ...
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Does population growth stabilize when the mortality rate falls below 10 deaths per 1,000 people?

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 ...
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Will the human population reach 8-9 billion around 2050 and then decline?

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 ...
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As of 26 July 2023, will four million US citizens turn 18 before the US presidential election (5 November 2024)?

To deal with the specific question found in the body of the original post: Anyone born before July 26, 2005 is already 18 years old as of July 26, 2023. Anyone born after Nov 5, 2006, will not be 18 ...
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Are there more boys born in the US?

It is true that more boys are born (here for figures from 1983 to 2008), but if you look at the following page Social Security Actuarial Life Table you will readily see that in the United States, a ...
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Will the United States be made up of more non-whites than whites by 2046?

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 ...
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Will the human population reach 8-9 billion around 2050 and then decline?

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 ...
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Did over 1 million people protest in Santiago in the 2019 Chilean protests?

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 ...
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Are 'white women' only 4% of the world population?

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 ...
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