Is the world getting better or worse?

Nov 29, 20

Global literacy rates (the ability to read and write) were at their highest, as of 2016.

If you were alive in 1800, there was a chance of 9 in 10 that you weren’t able to read—today more than 8 out of 10 people are able to read. In 1820 only every 10th person older than 15 years was literate; in 1930 it was every third and now we are at 86% globally.