This question was asked to the public in 14 countries in the Gapminder Misconception Study 2017 »
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. 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 regions were estimated based on national data from UN-Pop: the Americas, 1.0 billion; Europe, 0.84 billion; Africa, 1.3 billion; Asia, 4.4 billion.
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