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The Perfect Presidential Stump Speech
For this thought experiment, we asked one former Republican speech writer and one Democratic speechwriter to team up and compose a bipartisan presidential stump speech that panders to the largest...
How Donald Trump's Cabinets Compare with Previous Presidents'
President Obama had 10 cabinet picks confirmed in the first 10 days, while action on President Trump’s nominees has been slower.
How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else
Since the beginning of 2015, the Middle East, Africa and Asia have seen nearly 50 times more deaths from terrorism than Europe and the Americas.
Every 40-year Returns Curve from US Stock Indexes since 1870, superimposed
This image represents all possible return curves from index funds 1870 to 2016, using a buy-and-hold strategy. All values are "real" returns, meaning that dividends and inflation have already been...
These lawmakers might want to consider crossing the aisle in the 115th Congress
Some Democratic senators who face reelection next year are gearing up for a tough sell: that they still represent their voters’ interests, even if they’ve stuck with a party many of those voters...
A breakdown of internal migration in the U.S. A project for BookYourData.com
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
Clinton and Trump Have Very Different Strategies for the Final Stretch
As the presidential campaign enters its final weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their closing arguments in this long and bruising election. The candidates’ positions on the issues...
Our Future, Together
Just as explorers use a compass and architects a blueprint, demographers use pyramid charts to read the tea leaves: What groups are aging or booming with youth , and what do these shapes tell us...
Trump's week from hell was Facebook gold
Media companies published a record number of Trump-Russia stories last week, according to SocialFlow's study on 300+ news publishers on Facebook. The number of people who actually saw those stories...
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...
Everywhere Trump Traveled Before Air Force One
President Donald Trump finally took his first foreign trip—after waiting longer than any president since Lyndon Johnson—raising an intriguing question about his past: Where did he travel when he...
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...
The Russian State Duma
Interactive visualisation depicting the structure of the lower house of the Federal Assembly [parliament] of Russia, bringing to light the intricate positioning and repositioning of parliament...
Comparing Women's Working Hours Across the Globe
Based on data from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this visualization examines the number of hours worked by women on average per week. The story originally appeared in...
Here Are the Hate Incidents Against Mosques and Islamic Centers Since 2013
Data from a civil rights group shows that reports of hate incidents involving American mosques jumped sharply in 2015 and has remained at the same rate since — about once every three days. More...
How Nafissatou Thiam beat the odds to claim the heptathlon gold in Rio
The Belgian outdid team GB’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, the defending Olympic champion. Breaking personal best after personal best, she gave the performance of a lifetime to steal the crown from the...
Trump's Global Empire
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...
Supreme Court Polarization
Visualizing polarization in the US Supreme Court from the 1946-2015 terms. Justices are color coded by the party of the appointing President and sorted in order of decreasing perceived conservative...
Welsh Assembly Members Timeline
The graphic shows every Welsh Assembly Member since 1999, how long they served, and which party.
2016 Election Forecast
Our election forecast used interactive charts and maps to show the constantly changing state of the 2016 presidential race. We used multiple forms -- including several types of charts and maps --...
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...
Federal budget 2017
The Government expects to spend $14 billion more in the next financial year compared to the current financial year.
Eurozones - The Brexit Landscape
The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the...
London household spending outstrips the rest of the UK
London households’ average weekly spending is one and-a-half times more than households in the North East of England, latest data from the ONS shows. At £652.40, households in London spent the...
How do people search for candidates and political topics? And what are they really interested in? Wahl 2Q17 uses Google Trends to visualize the Google Search interest in the top candidates of the...
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...
Election Results in the Third Dimension
The typical red/blue U.S. election map is in some ways deceiving. Since there is no adjustment made for population density, the balance of colors often tells you very little about which candidate...
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...
Manufacturing jobs are returning to some places. But these jobs are different.
The United States has lost millions of factory jobs, but in the last few years, some have come back. Can more return?