This item summarizing what proportions of common traits would be like if we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people has been circulated on the Internet for many years, and many readers seem to find the contrasts it highlights between the “haves” and “have-nots” of the world compelling.
However, much of the information it presented was questionable, out of date, or poorly-defined even when it was new, and the passage of time has only made it less accurate.
With those qualifications, a population of 100 (based on year 2000 numbers) would include According to the chart at Adherents.com, which provides estimates of “the number of people who have at least a minimal level of self-identification as adherents” of a particular religion, the world’s population in early 2001 was 33% Christian.
So, our reduced population of 100 would be composed of This one is almost impossible to estimate with any reasonable degree of accuracy.
Speaking in a foreign language for me, is everything.