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Nearly 36 million men, women and children are enslaved around the world

A new study suggests there are nearly 36 million people enslaved around the world and that poorer nations tend to have more slaves than wealthier ones.

According to Gallup, which made the findings in collaboration with Walk Free, a non-profit that produces the Global Slavery Index, more than 14 million slaves can be found in India alone.  China places second with 3.2 million slaves, Pakistan third with 2.1 million and Russia fourth with 1 million.  Other high-risk countries include Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Russia.

Gallup indicated forms of slavery range from human trafficking, forced labor and debt bondage, to forced marriage, commercial sexual exploitation and the sale and exploitation of children, reports Ryan Gorman of AOL.

All numbers are estimates, and Gallup admits it can be hard to identify victims .