are you a representative Earthling?

below was seen in an ad in the Wall Street Journal --- 

  is this just a factual compilation (see your nearest World Almanac) 
	 or is there bona fide creativity here and thus i am taking from
	 copyrighted (or at least copyrightable) material?

If we could, at this time, shrink the Earth's population to 
 a village of 100 people, it would look like this:

 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 North and South Americans, and 8 Africans.
 70 would be non-white; 30 white
 70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian
 50% of the entire world wealth would be in the hands of 6 people
 All 6 would be citizens of the U.S.
 70 would be unable to read.
 50 would suffer from malnutrition.
 80 would live in substandard housing.
 Only 1 would have a college education.

Bert J Dempsey, Assistant Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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