25 Positive World Statistics That Will Make You Glad To Be Alive Today

There are a lot of lists out there filled with depressing statistics about our world (like the list we posted yesterday morning…wasn’t that totally depressing?) Today, we will not bring you one of those. After all, it’s almost Friday! Rather, our gift to you on this lovely day is something a little bit more uplifting, positive, and maybe even inspiring…maybe. So if you’re still dealing with the trauma from our 25 Depressing Statistics list we may just have the remedy to what ails you. Here are 25 Positive World Statistics That Will Make You Glad To Be Alive Today.

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Between 1990 and 2011 the mortality rate for children under 5 decreased by 41%

mother with childSource: World Health Organization
24

The proportion of underweight children in developing countries went down from 28% to 17%

medical examSource: World Health Organization

23

In 1990 540,000 mothers died in childbirth. In 2010 it was only 280,000

child birthSource: World Health Organization
22

There is not a single country in the world where infant or child mortality is higher than it was in 1950

child mortality ratesSource: Angus Deaton, Princeton economist

21

The middle class today is enjoying its highest standard of living ever

housesSource: thinkprogress.org


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