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Language

Indicator Definition

The ratio of non-English speakers relative to the total population within the given year.

 

Coding Methodology

The percentage of the total population that speaks English was converted to a seven-point scale in order to make relative difficulties for business travellers more comparable across countries. The raw scores can be obtained on request.  The following coding criteria were applied:

% of English Speakers

Hassle Factor Score

(7-point scale)

>.95  and < 1

1

>.9 and  < .95

2

>.8 and < .9

3

>.6 and < .8

4

> .4 and < .6

5

> .1 and < .4

6

< .1

7

 

Source

Telegraphtravel

Data Source Exceptions Table