Social Capital Atlas by Darkhorse Analytics

Early life friendships can determine economic success later in life. The Social Capital Atlas visualizes research, using over 70 million anonymized Meta users’ friend network data, to show how your social circle growing up can impact your economic mobility.

Users can explore different measures of social capital at every ZIP Code, college, and high school in the United States. This visualization tool highlights differences in social connectedness across geographies, where communities that foster cross-class connections are more likely to demonstrate higher levels of income mobility. Researchers and policymakers are urged to take these factors into consideration to help bridge the gap in social inequalities.