World Data Analyst

The World Data Analyst research tool offers quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world. You can access the World Data Analyst in a couple of ways. On the Encyclopaedia Britannica home page (www.britannica.com), you can click the World Data Analyst link in the Research Tools section. You can also access this feature from any country’s statistics page in the World Atlas.

 

Country Snapshots
Country Snapshots offers information on demography, vital statistics, national economy, transportation and communication, education and health, and the military for individual countries.

To view a Country Snapshot:

  1. Select a country from the drop-down menu.

  2. Click "Go."

The table will display in a pop-up window.

NOTE: Country Snapshots documents are PDFs and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, the document will open immediately after you click “Go.” If you do not have the appropriate program, you will be prompted to save the file and will be able to open it from that location after downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download and install Adobe’s free version, please go to the Adobe Web site.

 

Country Comparisons
Here you can analyze data using charts and tables. You can create comparisons, or focus on statistics for a single country. If you would like to see the most recent available data, use
Current Comparisons. If you would like to observe changes over time, use Chronological Comparisons, which offers historical data spanning up to 90 years.

To create a table or chart for either set of data, follow these steps:

  1. Select Countries  
    a) Highlight a country from the Options list.
    b) Click "Add" to include it in your table or chart.
    c) Repeat the same process for every country you would like to include in the comparison. You may continue to add countries until you reach the maximum number allowed.
    d) Remove an unwanted country from your list by highlighting it and clicking "Delete."
    e) Erase all of the items in your country list by clicking "Reset."

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  3. Select Statistics
    a) Highlight a statistical category from the Options list.
    b) Click "Add" to include it in your table or chart.
    c) Repeat the same process for any other statistics you would like to include until you reach the maximum number allowed.
    d) Remove an unwanted statistic from your list by highlighting it and clicking "Delete."
    e) Erase all of the items in your statistics list by clicking "Reset."

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    NOTE: Only one statistic can be selected when creating a Chronological Comparison because each category spans a unique number of years and is divided by different increments.
     

  5. Select the Display Format  
    a) Click "Create a Table" or "Create a Chart."
    b) View your selection in a pop-up window.
    c) Add or delete countries or statistics by closing the pop-up window and repeating the steps above.

After creating a table or chart, you have several options for using and manipulating it through the links in the pop-up window. You can reverse the axes of a table by clicking "Switch the rows and columns of this table." Create a printer-friendly version by clicking "Print this page." E-mail the table to yourself or a friend by clicking "E-mail this page."

 

Ranked Statistics
Ranked Statistics compiles information for all countries and allows you to view the countries with the highest or lowest totals, rates, or percentages in statistical categories ranging from population to vegetable production to cellular phone subscriptions. It also offers information about major natural and man-made features of the world.

Highest Rankings orders the countries from highest to lowest according to the most recent available data. To create a table:

  1. Choose the number of countries you would like to see ranked.

  2. Choose the geographic region you would like to include.

  3. Choose the statistic you would like to view.

  4. Click "Create a Table" to view your selection in a pop-up window.

Lowest Rankings orders the countries from lowest to highest according to the most recent available data. To create a table:

  1. Choose the number of countries you would like to see ranked.

  2. Choose the statistic you would like to view.

  3. Click "Create a Table" to view your selection in a pop-up window.

  4. After creating a table with the highest or lowest rankings, you will have several options for using and manipulating it through the links in the pop-up window. You can reverse the axes of a table by clicking "Switch the rows and columns of this table." Create a printer-friendly version by clicking "Print this page." E-mail the table to yourself or a friend by clicking "E-mail this page."

Special Attributes provides information about major natural and man-made features of the world. To view a table:

  1. Choose a statistical title from the drop-down menu.

  2. Click "Go."

 

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