What percent of adults in the world today are literate – can read and write?

Test question 4

WHAT PERCENT OF ADULTS IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE LITERATE – CAN READ AND WRITE?

Correct answer: 80% are literate Option A

In 20 years the proportion of adults in the world who can read and write has increased from 75% to 84%.

That’s a great improvement in education across the world!

Source: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SE.ADT.LITR.ZS/countries?display=graph

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This slideshows shows Test Question 4 from Gapminder Teach: What percent of adults in the world today are literate – can read and write? You can see the question and the alternatives on the second slide; and the correct answer on the third slide.

You can also see how the general public responded this question in our public survey. The US, Norway and Sweden present a similar pattern of ignorance in regards to the literacy rate in the world. The question was asked to a representative sample of their population.

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Use this test question in your presentation to see if your students are aware of the fantastic global health improvement that happened during the last 50 years. Our public survey in Nordic countries show that this important trend is not well known.

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