The Millennium Development Goals: Progress so far

Millennium development goal one is to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty. This grid overlays the percentage of the population who are malnourished with the size of the country's GDP per capita in 1990. To see how this has changed click ‘latest’ option below. Hover over a country to bring up information on additional goals such as maternal mortality and access to clean water.

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World of Faith

Sixty-five percent of Americans say that religion is an important part of their daily lives. That is compared with just 30 percent of the French, 27 percent of the British and 24 percent of the Japanese.

Charles M. Blow from The New York Times used Gallup’s data to chart religiosity against gross domestic product per capita, and to group countries by their size and dominant religions. Spheres for each country are sized relative to their populations.