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August 8th, 2002
The Empty ATM
Countries in Comparison: U.S. v. Argentina: People

UNITED STATES

Population:
278,357,000 (2000 est.)

Urban Population:
77%

Ethnic Groups:
Caucasian 75% (British or Irish 29%, German 8%, Italian 5%, Scandinavian 3%, Polish 3%), Black 13%, Hispanic 11%, Asian 4%, Native American 1%

Languages:
English, Spanish in some regions

Religion:
Protestant 58%, Catholic 28%, atheist 10%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

Population:
37,032,000 (2000 est.)

Urban Population:
90%

Ethnic Groups:
Caucasion 85% (predominately Spanish, with a large Italian minority), Mestizo (Spanish and Indian mixed ancestry) 15%

Languages:
Spanish 95%, Italian 3% (English, French and German also spoken)

Religion:
Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%

Source: Facts on File (2001). Photos: REUTERS

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