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What Is The Percentage Of World Population Which Is Left Handed?

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It is difficult, to put an exact percentage on the number of left-handed people in the world but, estimates suggest the figure is around 10%. If we also estimate the population of the world a little under seven billion, that means the total number of left-handed people in the world is a bit less than 700,000,000. This is around half the population of China. There are a number of reasons why is it difficult to know, for sure,  how many left-handers are there in the world. Firstly, it is not questioned on surveys, such as Censuses. That would be the most reliable source of information on the topic, but as many countries do not conduct a nation-wide Census and it is not on the questionnaire of those that do, there is no way of accurately knowing. Market research has been carried out, but again, it is of little use to know what percentage of Americans in a certain state are left-handed because, somewhere, like China may have a high proportion of left-handers, skewing the data. Also, there are still parts of the world where being left-handed is discouraged, even punished, so natural left-handers may not want to admit their left-handedness or might not even be aware of it. Finally, there are ambi-dextrous people. What category are they put in? At the best estimate, about 10% of people in the world are left-handed, but until a full and thorough world-wide investigation into the issue is carried out, we cannot know for sure. There are some positive aspects of being left-handed. Mensa, the organisation for people with a particularly high IQ, say, that they estimate that around 20% of their members are left-handed, about twice the average of the planet, showing that lefties have more than their fair share of brains.
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Research shows "approximately around ( approximately around?!!) 9% to 16%"... 91 to 84% of the research found shows that a closer examination of the research is needed. ...Special attention should be given to research done under ultrasound! (Or any other modern / upcoming influential devises that shift statistics in known/unknown ways, determinate/or less-so... Depending.
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10%
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Shezan Shaikh answered
A person who uses his left hand more than his right hand is known as a lefty. A left handed person generally uses his left hand for his personal hygiene, cooking and so on.
According to a research the world population of left-handed people is approximately around 9% to 16% out of which majority of the population is male. According to some theory people who are born left handed are probably due to over exposure of testosterone, or due to stress while giving birth, or by ultrasound. According to this theory the ultrasound scans can affect the brain of an unborn child.

Left handedness is also referred to as "cack-handed" or ciotog or south-paw. The term south-paw has originated from the famous sport in US called baseball. The term also means a strong left-handed punch.
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Jassie Rodney answered
The left handers are rarity in this world. You get very less percentage of left handers in the world around 7%.
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About 10 percent..... And most left-handed people use their left hand for writing and most hands-on activities.

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