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World Cup Population Bracketology

July 2, 2018

Test your knowledge of population data for the World Cup teams! Click on the name in each match-up that you think has the larger population. Green shows a correct answer, red indicates an incorrect answer. When you have opposing names picked for the next round, pick again. See how close you can come to a perfect score of 31. When you are finished, play again or mouse-over results to view the populations, in thousands, for each pair.

(Which is greater?)
Current Score:
Your score was:
XX out of 31

SOURCE: England's population is a 2018 midyear population estimate from the United Kingdom Office for National Statistics; all other figures are from the U.S. Census Bureau International Data Base.

NOTES: Winners in each match-up are based on a comparison of the 2018 midyear population estimates. The International Data Base is available at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/index.php.


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