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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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According to the Nizkor Project, the numbers are real, but wrong, as they under-estimate the Jewish population before the Holocaust, and overestimate it after the Holocaust - not on purpose, but because no other numbers were available: [...] all figures before 1949 were from 1938 estimates. Since the year of etimate is given at the top of the chart it is ...


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Yes, this is correct. The official results of the 2015 Qatari census clearly show that out of a total population of 2,404,776, 1,442,882 live in "labour camps". The numbers solve to a labour camp percentage of 60%. A screenshot of the relevant page in the PDF: The original claim may be misleading, as the term "labour camp" is ambiguous. Here it is not ...


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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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Steemit.com vastly overstates the reliance of Intelligence sources on deagel.com, to the point of outright lying. Deagel.com is not a reliable source of information and has a history of making doom-and-gloom predictions regarding population numbers and GDP levels, dating back at least as far as April 2009. In addition, their "model" assumes an economic ...


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This claim stems from theoretical physicist and urban theorist Geoffrey West, portrayed in this NYT article. The paper is called Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities (PNAS 2007, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0610172104) and available online. The indicators are listed in table 1 and clarified in the supporting information (extracts below). It ...


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The United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports that there are 272,480,899 vehicles that are registered for for highway use as of 2017. An additional 63,759 mass transit buses are also registered. Given a population estimate of 327,167,434 as of July 1, 2018 of which 22.4% are below the age of 18, that gives ...


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The answer to whether 107 billion people have ever lived is Yes, according to one experienced Senior Demographer (with more than 40 years experience in his field) who works, and writes for the Population Reference Bureau named Carl Haub. He published a, by his own admission semi-scientific, paper in 2011 entitled How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? ...


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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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According to LEGO, in 2003 they had hit the 4,000,000,000 minifigures-produced mark. They were introduced in 1978, and they've added thousands of variations over the years. Given that LEGO has produced >560,000,000,000 total items (or about 80 LEGO bricks/objects per human currently living), it seems highly reasonable to believe that they may hit ~8,000,000,...


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Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2011 Department of Homeland Security: The unauthorized immigrant population is the remainder or “residual” after the legally resident foreign-born population - legal permanent residents (LPRs), naturalized citizens, asylees, refugees, and ...


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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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At the time of this Lego Fun Facts PDF from 2009, there were at least 4 billion minifigs that had been produced. They sell 3.9 minifigs/second which is 122,990,400 per year. (3.9/second * 60 seconds* 60 mintues * 24 hours * 365 days in a year) So there were 4 billion in 2009 + 1,229,904,000 (10 years * 122,990,400 figs/year) = 5,229,904,000. According to ...


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A study by Fish et al (2010) concludes: Relying on cross-national analysis, the authors find no evidence of a correlation between the proportion of a country’s population that is made up of Muslims and deaths in episodes of large-scale political violence in the postwar period. Caveats: Data is from 1946-2007, so is comprehensive, but over 10 years ...


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Short answer: No the accuracy of past forecasts is mixed with no clear variant being usually better The most recent detailed analysis of how good the various projections have been was published in 2000: Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the world's Population . This table summarises the accuracy of past forecasts for population in the year 2000: They ...


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The observation that the population of the cities in any given country is inversely proportional to their rank was made, long before Zipf, by the physicist Felix Auerbach in his article “Das Gesetz der Bevölkerungskonzentration”, Petermanns Mitteilungen 59, 1913, pp. 74-76. Here Auerbach compiled lists of the largest cites in Germany, France, Italy, Britain, ...


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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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Here's a table on the error in the UN's population rate forecasting from 1950-1970, from a paper published in 1981 - The Limits of Population Forecasting What the author of the paper is doing is comparing the UN population projections for 1100 different regions to their actual population increases starting from the "jumping-off year". This table represents ...


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