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Understanding Islam Part 3: Social Statistics and Cultural Influences

Understanding Islam Part 3: Social Statistics and Cultural Influences

This is the third part to our Understanding Islam series, following Sharia Laws and Jihad. In the Muslim world, there are differences between the countries where followers respect Sharia laws and those with an Islamic culture. According to the Pew Research Center, there are more than 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, which is 23.4 percent of the total population. Sixty-two percent of the population of Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific, while 20 percent live in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Fifteen percent of Muslims reside in Sub-Sahara Africa, leaving 3 percent in Europe and 0.3 percent in North […]

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Who is the Middle Class?

Who is the Middle Class?

Do you identify as rich, poor, or middle class? Even if you’re penny pinching, poor seems dramatic if you have a roof over your head and food on the table. And you probably don’t feel too rich if you have to budget for a vacation or skip out on that Chanel bag you’ve had your eye on. This is why the most common choice for people to pick continues to be middle class. A funny thing about class though. It is more about how you feel about yourself and your own life experiences that determine what class you identify with […]

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World Population at a Glance

World Population at a Glance

How many people are living on the Earth today? What is the most populated ethnicity? Which religious belief has the most followers? If you are interested in these statistics, which are known as demographics, you are interested in social statistics. According to the following pie graph labeled Distribution of the World Population, the largest population is of the People’s Republic of China. Other Asia and India follow in a close run for second and third place. Africa and Europe appear to be next in line, followed by South America. The smallest population is Oceania, with the Middle East, Indonesia and […]

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