We Made History

credit for the link goes to J Metzger

Here is an interesting study published already some years ago “We Made History: Citizens of 35 Countries Overestimate Their Nation’s Role in World History“.

6185 students from 35 countries were asked, “What contribution do you think the country you are living in has made to world history?” They provided an estimate from 0 to 100%, where 0% indicated that the country made no contribution to world history and 100% indicated that all contributions came from the country.

I extracted now the table data, repeated the analysis and correlated it also with the Nature country/territory research output

10 lines of R code and the results are hilarious…

national identification


research index

Yes, some countries severely overestimate their role in the world.