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Christian countries Compared by People > Literacy > Total population

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Additional details:
  • Gibraltar: above 80% (2013)
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CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Greenland 100% 2013
=1 Andorra 100% 2013
=1 Luxembourg 100% 2013
=1 Liechtenstein 100% 2013
=1 Finland 100% 2013
=1 Norway 100% 2013
=1 Holy See (Vatican City) 100% 2013
=8 Latvia 99.8% 2013
=8 Cuba 99.8% 2013
=10 Poland 99.7% 2013
=10 Kazakhstan 99.7% 2013
=10 Russia 99.7% 2013
=10 Ukraine 99.7% 2013
=10 Slovenia 99.7% 2013
=10 Lithuania 99.7% 2013
=10 Georgia 99.7% 2013
=10 Barbados 99.7% 2013
=18 Belarus 99.6% 2013
=18 Armenia 99.6% 2013
=18 Slovakia 99.6% 2013
=21 Netherlands 99% 2013
=21 Canada 99% 2013
=21 Germany 99% 2013
=21 Iceland 99% 2013
=21 Antigua and Barbuda 99% 2013
=21 Switzerland 99% 2013
=21 Belgium 99% 2013
=21 Sweden 99% 2013
=21 United States 99% 2013
=21 Tonga 99% 2013
=21 New Zealand 99% 2013
=21 United Kingdom 99% 2013
=21 Hungary 99% 2013
=21 Italy 99% 2013
=21 Moldova 99% 2013
=21 Denmark 99% 2013
=21 Australia 99% 2013
=21 Ireland 99% 2013
=21 France 99% 2013
=21 Monaco 99% 2013
=41 Croatia 98.9% 2013
=41 Cayman Islands 98.9% 2013
43 Trinidad and Tobago 98.8% 2013
44 Cyprus 98.7% 2013
45 Chile 98.6% 2013
46 Montenegro 98.5% 2013
47 Bulgaria 98.4% 2013
48 Uruguay 98.1% 2013
=49 Austria 98% 2013
=49 Bermuda 98% 2013
=49 Serbia 98% 2013
=49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 98% 2013
53 Argentina 97.9% 2013
54 British Virgin Islands 97.8% 2013
=55 Romania 97.7% 2013
=55 Spain 97.7% 2013
57 Republic of Macedonia 97.4% 2013
58 Greece 97.3% 2013
59 American Samoa 97% 2013
60 Aruba 96.8% 2013
61 Costa Rica 96.3% 2013
=62 Grenada 96% 2013
=62 San Marino 96% 2013
64 The Bahamas 95.6% 2013
65 Venezuela 95.5% 2013
=66 Philippines 95.4% 2013
=66 Portugal 95.4% 2013
=68 Cook Islands 95% 2013
=68 Anguilla 95% 2013
70 Suriname 94.7% 2013
71 Equatorial Guinea 94.2% 2013
72 Panama 94.1% 2013
73 Dominica 94% 2013
74 Paraguay 93.9% 2013
75 Fiji 93.7% 2013
76 Colombia 93.6% 2013
77 Mexico 93.5% 2013
78 South Africa 93% 2013
79 Malta 92.4% 2013
80 Palau 92% 2013
=81 Guyana 91.8% 2013
=81 Seychelles 91.8% 2013
83 Ecuador 91.6% 2013
84 Bolivia 91.2% 2013
85 Brazil 90.4% 2013
86 Puerto Rico 90.3% 2013
87 Dominican Republic 90.1% 2013
=88 Peru 89.6% 2013
=88 Lesotho 89.6% 2013
=90 Federated States of Micronesia 89% 2013
=90 Gabon 89% 2013
92 Namibia 88.8% 2013
93 Swaziland 87.8% 2013
94 Kenya 87.4% 2013
95 Jamaica 87% 2013
=96 Honduras 85.1% 2013
=96 Botswana 85.1% 2013
98 Cape Verde 84.9% 2013
99 El Salvador 84.5% 2013
100 Zimbabwe 83.6% 2013
101 Nicaragua 78% 2013
102 Belize 76.9% 2013
103 Guatemala 75.9% 2013
104 Malawi 74.8% 2013
105 Uganda 73.2% 2013
106 Ghana 71.5% 2013
107 Cameroon 71.3% 2013
108 Rwanda 71.1% 2013
109 Angola 70.4% 2013
110 Eritrea 68.9% 2013
111 Tanzania 67.8% 2013
112 Burundi 67.2% 2013
113 Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.8% 2013
114 Papua New Guinea 62.4% 2013
115 Zambia 61.4% 2013
116 Nigeria 61.3% 2013
117 Liberia 60.8% 2013
118 East Timor 58.3% 2013
119 Central African Republic 56.6% 2013
120 Mozambique 56.1% 2013
121 Haiti 48.7% 2013
122 Ethiopia 39% 2013
123 South Sudan 27% 2013

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Christian countries Compared by People > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about People > Literacy > Total population

  • Cuba ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Greenland ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Norway ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • United States ranked second for literacy > total population amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Liechtenstein ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Barbados ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for literacy > total population amongst European Union in 2013.
  • Israel ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • North Korea ranked first for literacy > total population amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Equatorial Guinea ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
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