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.
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.
Chart of the Week: A long history of cable consolidation
The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger comes after decades of cable-industry consolidation.
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.
Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change
More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.
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.”
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.
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.
Chart of the Week: The best-performing U.S. cities
Technology and energy drove the strongest urban economies last year.
Chart of the Week: Where the loss of unemployment benefits will hit
A map from the Washington Post shows the states where the expiration of unemployment benefits on Saturday will have the most impact.