Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Visualizations: The Working Class Can’t Afford the American Dream

"The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that. Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal healthcare. Thing is, people don’t even agree on how to define the working class, much less how their living conditions stack up across the country. We created a data visualization to illustrate this complex situation. " HowMuch Website Also includes visualizations of the real value of minimum wages, most productive countries, the cost of education and more.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

New York Times Visualization: How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2017?

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2017?

"Last year was the second hottest year on record. In
a database of more than 3,800 cities compiled by AccuWeather, about
88 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal."
Example from Boston, Massachusetts below. Enter your own city and see:

Friday, January 12, 2018

This might be the best map of the 2016 election you ever see . . .

"Anybody trying to illustrate how Americans voted in the 2016 election — or any presidential election, for that matter — are confronted with the problem that while the Electoral College votes by state, very few people live in very big swaths of land in the rural parts of the country. The map often ends up looking very red, even if America is actually almost evenly divided between red and blue. The webcomic XKCD — the brainchild of Randall Munroe, known for an irreverent but mathematical bent — has cracked this riddle better than maybe anyone before, accurately representing how different parts of the country voted as well as how many people actually live there." from website viewed 1/12/18

Monday, December 18, 2017

New ICPSR Studies December 14, 2017

New Additions


Friday, December 8, 2017

European Air Quality Index from European Environment Agency

"How clean is the air you’re breathing right now? How does the air in your city compare with that of a neighbouring city or region? Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. The European Environment Agency's European Air Quality Index allows users to understand more about air quality where they live. Displaying up-to-the-minute data for the whole of Europe, users can gain new insights into the air quality of individual countries, regions and cities."

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Studies from ICPSR November, 2017

New Additions