Overall, W/S received 115, 978 hits, widely spread out among a large number of countries on all continents.
TOP Thirty: Most read in . . .
(Countries listed in order of W/S reader frequency in 2012)
United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, France, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Russian Federation, Portugal, South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Finland, Chile, Belgium, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Estonia, Denmark, Poland, Norway, Singapore, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, Indonesia.
Another indication that is interesting to us, is to see what we get if we can put together the readers stats with overall country populations data to see the extent to which we are penetrating in different countries. (I.e., one out of 4,574 Estonians read W/S in 2012, as opposed to, say, one out of a million Indonesians). The following table reports that for 2012:
|New Zealand (7)||10,025|
|United Kingdom (26)||23,017|
|United States (17)||41,192|
|South Africa (n/a)||114,537|
|Republic of Korea (2)||167,239|
|Russian Federation (43)||317,035|
The number that appears in parenthesis immediately after the country name has been popped in here as a sort of perhaps not entirely irrelevant afterthought. Specifically they indicate the country’s 2010 PISA ranking (the lower the number the higher the ranking: more on that at http://www.oecd.org/pisa/aboutpisa/). Can we conclude that countries who have high quality education systems are more likely to read World Streets and one would hope eventually put some of these good ideas to work in their cities. One can always hope.
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