Reducing statistics to “if _________ were 100 people, then __________” can make them very accessible, engaging, and thought-provoking.

For example, there’s the well-known “If Twitter Was 100 People” infographic.

There are also several sites that use “gimmick” to illustrate much more important data about the world around us. I thought they might make a useful “The Best…” list for English Language Learners and others.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People:

Miniature Earth is a pretty amazing site. It’s slideshow that uses statistics to reduce the world to 100 inhabitants, and shows how that plays out demographically, who uses what resources, etc. They periodically update the statistics.

100 People: A World Chart is also accessible.

The World of 100 is a series of infographics highlighting various statistics.

Here’s a site that uses Lego-like imagery to reduce the world to 100 people in different categories — weird, but, I think, effective.

“If The World Were A Village Of 100 People” is a good infographic.

If The World Were … An Infographic is from The ASIDE blog.

If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like is a collection of infographics.

Here are infographics in multiple languages
showing the world as 100 people.


The Miniature Earth

From Visually.

The World as 100 People

From Visually.

Max Roser at “Our World In Data” has really done an impressive job highlighting key indicators at his “A history of global living conditions in 5 charts.”

In addition, he has created a chart summarizing the global development over the last 200 years as the story of 100 people (available at the same link).

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