Fact TankMar 7, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from

Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.

Fact TankFeb 28, 2014

Chart of the Week: The decline of Yiddish, the rise of Tagalog

Spanish continues to be the most commonly spoken non-English language in the U.S., but other languages have risen and fallen in popularity — sometimes dramatically — over the past three decades.

Fact TankFeb 21, 2014

Chart of the Week: How metro areas drive the U.S. economy

A handful of metropolitan areas generate the bulk of U.S. economic activity.

Fact TankFeb 14, 2014

Chart of the Week: A long history of cable consolidation

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger comes after decades of cable-industry consolidation.

Fact TankFeb 7, 2014

Chart of the Week: How the Winter Olympics has raised its ‘cool’ factor

Since the early 1990s, as the Economist chart above shows, Olympics organizers have steadily added more and more freestyle skiing, snowboarding and other X Games-style events in a bid to appeal to younger viewers.

GlobalJan 31, 2014

Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change

More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.

Fact TankJan 24, 2014

Chart of the Week: How two decades of globalization have changed the world

Globally, incomes have risen fastest for the very well-off and the bottom two-thirds of the world’s people, but have stagnated or fallen for the “global upper middle class.”

GlobalJan 17, 2014

Chart of the Week: Many in the Americas say high joblessness can justify a coup

Significant minorities in several nations of the Americas say high unemployment would justify a military takeover of their country’s government.

Fact TankJan 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are

A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.

Fact TankJan 3, 2014

Chart of the Week: The best-performing U.S. cities

Technology and energy drove the strongest urban economies last year.