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NATO 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 Luxembourg 100% 2000
=1 Norway 100% 2008
=3 Estonia 99.8% 2003
=3 Latvia 99.8% 2003
=3 Poland 99.8% 2003
6 Slovenia 99.7% 2008
=7 Lithuania 99.6% 2003
=7 Slovakia 99.6% 2004
9 Hungary 99.4% 2003
=10 Czech Republic 99% 2003
=10 Denmark 99% 2003
=10 Iceland 99% 2003
=10 Belgium 99% 2003
=10 Canada 99% 2003
=10 United Kingdom 99% 2003
=10 Netherlands 99% 2003
=10 Germany 99% 2003
=10 France 99% 2003
=19 Bulgaria 98.6% 2003
=19 Italy 98.6% 2003
21 Croatia 98.5% 2003
22 Romania 98.4% 2003
23 Spain 97.9% 2003
24 Greece 97.5% 2003
25 Portugal 93.3% 2003
26 Turkey 87.4% 2004
27 Albania 86.5% 2003

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/NATO-countries/Education/Literacy/Total-population

NATO 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.
  • Finland has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > total population since 1980.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1970.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1995.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 4 for literacy > total population since 1995.
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