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The Global Population Pyramid

How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century.

In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people on the planet. Now in 2019, there are 7.7 billion. By the end of the century the UN expects a global population of 11.2 billion. The visualization of the population pyramid below makes it possible to understand this enormous global transformation. Population pyramids visualize the demographic structure of […]

Most Of Us Are Wrong About How the World Has Changed

An accurate understanding of how global health and poverty are improving leaves no space for cynicism.

At Our World in Data, we aim to bring together the empirical data and research to show how living conditions around the world are changing. Is that necessary? The opinion research organization Ipsos MORI conducted a detailed survey of 26,489 people across 28 countries that gives us an answer. Most people think global poverty is rising when […]