Misconception

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Most of us perceive that world population is still growing at an alarming rate, putting an increasing strain on the Earth’s resources. But are claims of a population explosion truth or scaremongering? Taking cues from the groundbreaking insights of statistics guru Hans Rosling, Misconception offers a fascinating glimpse at how the world is tackling population shifts. Following three distinct stories, Oscar®-winning director Jessica Yu grapples with the way in which population trends impact people’s lives in unexpected ways. Misconception delves into highly charged political issues on a human level.

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You might be surprised by these facts about world population. Test your knowledge!
 

Misconception: True/False Baby Question

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Misconception: True/False Baby Answer

Russia has declared September 12th the Day of Conception in hopes of increasing birth rates on Russia Day, a national holiday exactly nine months later. Couples who “give birth to a patriot” during the June 12 festivities can win prizes, including a car.

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Misconception: True/False Average Question

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Misconception: True/False Average Answer

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, women across the world have an average of 2.5 children.

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Misconception: True/False Africa Question

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Misconception: True/False Africa Answer

According to the United Nations, Africa's population will actually triple by 2100, rising from the current one billion to 3.6 billion.

True or False?