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Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...
40 years of banking regulation: The words written to prevent the next financial crisis
After the world-wide financial crisis 2008, banking regulation almost doubled: This collection of texts now contains over two million words on thousands of pages. Its purpose is to prevent states –...
UK General Election 2017: Interactive Full Constituency Results
Charting the difference between the 2015 and 2017 general elections, seat by seat, covering the main parties.
NAFTA Trade Flows
What does trade within NAFTA look like? Driven by trade data from the UN Comtrade dataset, this interactive explorable analysis of trade within NAFTA profiles trade over time and across commodity...
100 days of Trump claims
Throughout President Trump’s first 100 days, the Fact Checker team tracked false and misleading claims made by the president since Jan. 20.
The Electoral College misrepresents every state, but not as much as you may think
Hillary Clinton surpassed Donald Trump by more than 2 million votes, but lost the electoral college 306 to 232. In raw votes, it was the largest popular-vote lead in history for a candidate who...
Red and Blue America: The Political Divide at the State Level
The electoral college map, which was ubiquitous during the 2016 US presidential election, masks the political differences within states. In this piece, I examine the political divide at a more...
When Donald Trump swept to victory in the Electoral College on Nov. 8, perhaps no group was more surprised than journalists, who had largely bought into the polls showing Hillary Clinton was...
Global Modern Slavery 2016
Slavery is a term that many don’t associate with modern times; however 45.8 million people are estimated to be living in slavery today. The chart below shows their distribution worldwide and the...
How the opioid epidemic became America's worst drug crisis ever
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.
Another New Normal
2016 was a stormy year for the real estate market. First of all, the sale amount of China's real estate reached 10.25 trillion yuan. Second, 22 cities in China took turns to restrict the purchase...
Visualization of 1.500 individuals and organizations connected directly and indirectly to Donald Trump. The data comes from an investigation by Buzzfeed.
50/30/20 - Income & Financial Stability in America
The goal of this project is to use data to allow people to explore an average financial situation under a variety of constraints. We often hear comments by politicians or opinion writers that if...
Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows
Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing.
It wasn’t always the East – where Germany votes for the far-right
The German federal election takes place this September. For the first time since the 1950s, a party to the right of the CDU/CSU is on track to enter the German parliament: the right-wing populist...
America's global standing plummets under Donald Trump
A new survey from Pew Research Centre shows sharp drops in global approval ratings for America since the election of Donald Trump.
Documenting Hate News Index
The Documenting Hate project launched in response to the lack of national data on hate crimes. While the FBI is required by law to collect data about hate crimes, the data is incomplete because...
70 countries have had a female leader
As nations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, the number of countries that have had a female leader continues to expand. But the list is still relatively short, and even when...
How Would the U.S. Defend Against a North Korean Nuclear Attack?
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to allay American’s fears of North Korea’s nuclear threat by saying, “Americans should sleep well at night,” we asked, should we? What would happen if...
In the federal government, how likely is it that a woman will make more than a man?
If men and women were evenly distributed among federal jobs and pay ranges, you’d expect women to make more than men about half the time.
The 10 Ages of Migration
There was an estimated 2.85 million residents moving between local authorities in England and Wales between July 2014 and June 2015 according to data from ONS. The maps show the net flow per 1,000...
Coups d'Etat 1950-2016
Click on a country on the map to filter all the coups from 1950. Use the sliders to choose between cold war and post-cold war, or to focus on a specific period.
The Rise and Fall of Greater China's Economy
China's economy has grown rapidly since its economic reforms and increasing openness to trade, however, Hong Kong and Taiwan's economic performance in recent years has gradually slowed. The Fortune...
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
The State Financial Disclosure Project
While national debate in the United States continues over financial disclosure practices for federal officials, personal financial disclosure for state and local officials remains an under-studied...
French Presidential Election
On May 7, France elected Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, president for the next five years.
Deportations from the US
The data shows the number of foreigners removed from the United States has been increasing for several decades. Trump’s hard-line stance might not be the fundamental shift in national policy as it...
Terror’s daily reality
To capture the toll of terror, the Los Angeles Times tracked every fatal act of terrorism around the world in April. By the end of the month, terror had struck 180 times, wounded 1,385 and...
United States' debt
The US's debt is one third of the World's total debt.
Where Do Clinton And Trump Have The Most Upside?
Before the 2016 election, we built a county-by-county model to show where shifts in demographic groups could make the biggest difference. The model, and the resulting interactive, showed users...