Monday Trivia, No. 151 [gingergene wins!]
I found reliable enough and recent enough statistics from 63 nations to prepare for this week’s list.
While a number will exist for every nation, I suspect not every nation collects this to prepare statistics, so for some nations the number will be impossible to ascertain. It’s theoretically possible that the number could be negative, but I found no instances of this in the nations I surveyed.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Vietnam||3.4|
|Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico||3.0|
|Austria, Moldova, Russia, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Ukraine||2.8|
|Netherlands, South Korea, Israel, Kazakhstan, Philippines||2.7|
|Finland, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Malaysia, Switzerland, Norway||2.3|
|Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, Iceland||2.2|
|Belarus, Ireland, Latvia, Malta||2.1|
|France, Mongolia, Brazil, Canada, United States of America||2.0|
I’m conscious of the fact that this list contains no nations from Africa and only one from South America. I regret this, but I couldn’t readily find the numbers for such nations from reliable sources when writing the question. Chalk that up to laziness on my part. Still, I was quite surprised that numbers from PRC and RSA were not available.
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