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Question #68109 posted on 07/09/2012 8:20 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What would you estimate would be the percentage populationwise of the world of people who do not enjoy most of the basic freedoms we enjoy (countries like the US, Canada, UK, France, Switzerland) I'm talking freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press, due process, but maybe not bear arms? Would Russians and Indians have those rights? I'm guessing that Russia would not enjoy first and fifth amendment rights, but I may be wrong.

One who is grateful to live in US

A:

Dear me too,

I would estimate 43% of the world's population enjoys the freedoms we do. (Actually, my estimate was 43.1578623121%, crunching the numbers from Freedom House, but none of those extra numbers after the decimal are significant.)

–Concealocanth