What's interesting about this graph is that everyone had the basic idea of the trend of worldwide ages. We all thought that there would be more people in the middle (ages 15-64). However, I'm surprised at the correct numbers, especially for 65 and up. I assumed that there would be less but I underestimated just how fewer there are. It makes sense when you think about longevity in places with less healthcare and more sickness.
This graph is funny because it shows just how pessimistic our class and I am about our world. While our answers assume that no one has any clean drinking water and everyone is dying of unclean water, the results say the opposite. I'm glad that I was so wrong about this graph.
This is an example of when I was wrong, wrong, wrong. However, I'm happy that my average classmate got the correct answer. Looking at the correct answer, now, I realize that 50-50 for urban and rural makes more sense. There are a lot of cities in the world with a lot of people in them and a lot of country with less people in them. So a split down the middle is not surprising.
Overall, my answers were off. I think it was because I'm pessimistic about the world and what people deal with (i.e. the clean water graph). However, I was pretty close with gender and literacy by gender. This was just estimating and being logical about what I knew was true in the world. Obviously the world is half male and half female or else our population would diminish. As for the literacy, I knew that more men would have been educated than women and more people are educated than not.
What surprised me most was the number of people living on less than 2 dollars a day and how the numbers break down in terms of geography. The fact that 48 out of 100 people live in poverty makes me rethink how I view the world; I only see what poverty in America looks like; If I see the other kind of poverty, I think it's rare and brush it off. Living in America has also clouded my knowledge of all the people living in Asia (60/100) and Africa (15/100). I think this is because of the American belief that we are the model Country and everything should revolve around us, we forget that we're smaller than most countries because we're so big-headed.