Spreading the Word: Gapminder

“Gapminder is an independent educational non-profit fighting global misconceptions.”

gapminder website

This Friday, I share with you a website of an independent non-profit dedicated to reducing global misconceptions – Gapminder. They offer fact-checked educational material delivered in an interesting, engaging, and interactive way. I found out about them not too long ago and thought their initiative is worth sharing. For example, I am currently testing myself with their Worldview Upgrader on the UN goals, and it is fascinating to realise how many popular beliefs are wrong. Without giving away too much, here is just one common misconception: 94% of people they have asked (in the UK and Scandinavian countries, in this case) think that global suicide rates are increasing and that suicide is becoming more common, while in fact, globally, suicide rate decreased by around 25% during the past 20 years. You can find many questions like this on their Worldview Upgrader where they also share statistics and information sources. Enjoy! Link to the Gapminder Worldview Upgrader.

Image by Rilsonav from Pixabay

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Fridays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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