Jun. 27, 2014

Chart of the Week: A century of U.S. political history

A very cool interactive timeline map of U.S. congressional districts.

Jun. 26, 2014

New political typology data show islands of agreement amid sea of polarization

Despite increased polarization, the Pew Research Center’s latest political typology report shows several areas of agreement between otherwise opposed groups.

Jun. 23, 2014

Five years in, recovery still underwhelms compared with previous ones

The current economic recovery, which hit the five-year mark this month, has underperformed other recent expansions that have lasted at least as long.

Jun. 20, 2014

Chart of the Week: Another way to see employment

How employment rates have fallen and (partially) recovered throughout the United States,

Jun. 17, 2014

Why timely, reliable data on mass killings is hard to find

Several government agencies and nonprofit groups gather and publish data on school shootings and other public mass killings. But because of data lags and differing definitions, getting a clear read on overall trends is surprisingly hard.

Jun. 13, 2014

Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything

Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.

Jun. 13, 2014

How the most ideologically polarized Americans live different lives

Jun. 12, 2014

The polarized Congress of today has its roots in the 1970s

Jun. 6, 2014

Chart of the Week: How U.S. regained all its lost jobs, but still fell behind

The U.S. finally has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession, but that’s not nearly enough to keep pace with the growing population.

Jun. 4, 2014

Want a three-car garage? You’re more likely to find it in the Midwest

A new Census report reveals interesting regional differences in the characteristics of newly built homes.