Fact Question 8

This question was asked to the public in 14 countries in the Gapminder Misconception Study 2017 »


The question

There are roughly 7 billion people in the world today. Which map shows best where they live? (Each figure represents 1 billion people.)



Correct answer is A. The world population in 2017 is 7.55 billion, according to UN-Pop[1]. That would usually be rounded to eight billion, but we show seven billion because we are rounding the population region by region. The populations of the four Gapminder[1] regions were estimated based on national data from UN-Pop[1]: the Americas, 1.0 billion; Europe, 0.84 billion; Africa, 1.3 billion; Asia, 4.4 billion.


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