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Heavily indebted countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

DEFINITION: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Barbados 99.7% 2002
2 Hungary 99.4% 2003
=3 Belgium 99% 2003
=3 Ireland 99% 2003
=3 United States 99% 2003
=3 Japan 99% 2002
=3 Germany 99% 2003
=3 United Kingdom 99% 2003
=3 Iceland 99% 2003
=3 Netherlands 99% 2003
=3 Canada 99% 2003
=3 France 99% 2003
13 Italy 98.6% 2003
14 Austria 98% 2008
15 Spain 97.9% 2003
16 Saint Kitts and Nevis 97.8% 2003
17 Cyprus 97.6% 2003
18 Greece 97.5% 2003
19 Israel 97.1% 2004
=20 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 96% 1970
=20 Grenada 96% 2003
=22 Belize 94.1% 2003
=22 Puerto Rico 94.1% 2002
24 Dominica 94% 2003
25 Portugal 93.3% 2003
26 Singapore 93.2% 2003
27 Malta 92.8% 2005
28 Sri Lanka 92.3% 2003
29 Seychelles 91.9% 2003
30 Zimbabwe 90.7% 2003
31 Saint Lucia 90.1% 2001
32 Jordan 89.9% 2003
33 Jamaica 87.9% 2003
34 Lebanon 87.4% 2003
35 Antigua and Barbuda 85.8% 2003
36 Sao Tome and Principe 84.9% 2001
37 Cape Verde 76.6% 2003
38 Egypt 71.4% 2005
39 Malawi 62.7% 2003
40 Sudan 61.1% 2003
41 Eritrea 58.6% 2003
42 Morocco 52.3% 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Heavily-indebted-countries/Education/Literacy/Total-population

Heavily indebted countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Total population

  • All of the top 4 countries by literacy > total population are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 3 countries by literacy > total population are European.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Tourist destination.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Catholic.
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