Life By the Numbers


The largest religions in the world 

1. Christianity — 2.1 billion

2. Islam — 1.5 billion

3. None/Atheist — 1.1 billion

4. Hindu — 900 million

5. Chinese traditional — 394 million

6. Buddhism — 376 million

12. Judaism — 14 million

The 8 languages most spoken 

1. Mandarin Chinese — 1.051 billion

2. Hindi — 490 million

3. Spanish — 420 million

4. English — 510 million

5. Russian — 255 million

6. Arabic — 230 million

7. Bengali — 215 million

8. Portuguese — 213 million

Best health systems in the world according to the World Health Organization 

1. France

2. Italy

3. San Marino

4. Andorra

5. Malta

6. Singapore

7. Spain

8. Oman

9. Austria

10. Japan

18. England

22. Colombia

33. Chile

36. Costa Rica

37. United States

38. Slovenia

Ethnic distribution in the United States 

German                     57.9 million

Irish                           38.7 million

English                      32.7 million

African American    23.8 million

Italian                        14.7 million

Mexican                     11.6 million

French                       10.3 million

Polish                         9.4 million

Native American      8.6 million

Dutch                         6.2 million

Scotch-Irish              5.6 million

Scottish                     5.4 million

Swedish                     4.7 million

Best and worst high school graduations rates 

Best – Wyoming 91.8 and Arizona – 91.4

Worst – Texas 79.9 and Mississippi – 80.4

Greatest and fewest college graduates  

Greatest – Colorado 35.9 and Connecticut 35.6

Fewest – West Virginia 17.3 and Arkansas 18.9

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