For my three charts, I chose to focus on religion, geography and the ages of those who live in the world and for the majority of them, I was off practically. The only category where I hit close to home was the genders where I was 5 off for both. I guessed 55/100 would be female and 45/100 for males where the correct answer was 50 and 50.
For ages, I didn't do such a bad job at guessing. I guessed 15/100 would be 0-14 but I was 11 off because 26/100 would fall between 0-14. I was super close with guessing how many would be 15-64. I guessed 65/100 and the actual answer was 66/100 so I ended up being off by 1!!! For 65+ , only 8/100 would fall into that category but my guess ended up being 20/100 making me off by 12.
For drinking water, I underestimated our world and guessed 20/100 would have access to safe drinking water & 80/100 would not but it ended up being the reverse where 87 /100 had access to safe water & 13/100 did not.
What shocked me the most was religion. I honestly thought that there were more Muslims in the world than any other religion so it surprised me to see that the majority of the world practiced Christianity.
Completing this assignment really showed me how much I did not know about the world. When doing this, I had a mindset that the U.S and China were the only advanced countries so anything dealing with those countries, the numbers would be larger. As far as poverty goes, I thought that the majority of the world was in poverty so anything dealing with that & advancement, I felt like the majority would be below and a small portion of the world would be advanced. I didn't expect to see that majority of the world would be advancing being as though a lot of countries seek help from others and they seem very dependent so to see that a lot of the world was doing exceptionally well surprised me.