My prediction about what percent of people in the world have electricity in their homes is completely opposite the actual amount of people that have and don't have electricity worldwide. My classmates were more accurate than I was with this prediction, but were still not right in their numbers. It turns out that more people have electricity in their homes worldwide than do people that don't have electricity in their homes.
My Prediction on the distribution of people in the continents of the world was also inaccurate. My predictions were pretty similar to what my classmates thought in most cases for this category. In reality, there are a lot more people in Asia than there are in all of the other continents. Africa has the second highest population of people, Europe the third highest, Latin America the fourth highest, and North America is the continent with the least amount of people in the world.
The Amount of people who speak other languages in the world is much higher than the amount of people that speak english, Chinese, or even Arabic. My numbers, once again, are the complete opposite of the actual data.
I was off on all of the categories that I graphed. Many times the numbers that I put down were completely opposite the actual data. I was very surprised to find out that more people in the world don't know English. A small 5 % of people in the world know English. More people in the world know Chinese, at 12%, than the percent of people who know English. I thought that because America is a pretty huge role model in world wide and because so many people of different countries come to America for work, that there would be a large amount of people who knew English around the world. Looking at the correct data, however, it makes sense that Chinese is spoken by a relatively big percent of the world population because of all of the business that cooks up in China. It also surprised me to find out that 78% of the world population have electricity in their homes. I guessed that about 30% of the same would have electricity at home because in my eyes, I have always seen countries like the United States, Europe, and some parts of Asia as rich, while other countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America were poor. I thought that there was only a small percent of people in the world in certain countries who could afford to have electricity in their homes, while the rest were too poor to afford it. I was wrong. I guess that the countries that were once underdeveloped and under-equipped have received help from more powerful allies and have been able to come up with the resources that they did not have before. Though I was off with my production of population distribution in world countries, I was not surprised to find that the largest percent of the world population lives in Asia. I am pretty sure this is because Asia is the largest continent covering the East side of the world. More countries are considered part of Asia than in any other continent.