Fact Tank Oct. 18, 2013

Chart of the Week: The geography of the House’s conservative core

More than half of House Republicans who wanted to use the appropriations process to de-fund the Affordable Care Act are from the South.

Fact Tank Oct. 11, 2013

Chart of the Week: The literacy-productivity connection

For both individuals and nations, greater literacy is linked to greater income.

Fact Tank Oct. 4, 2013

Chart of the Week: The world’s most popular web sites

Search engines and social networking services are the most popular web sites in nearly every country, but Google and Facebook aren’t always the leaders.

Fact Tank Sep. 27, 2013

Chart of the Week: The bipartisan federal debt limit

Raising the federal debt limit has given both Republicans and Democrats, in Congress and the White House, fits for decades.

Fact Tank Sep. 20, 2013

Chart of the Week: How Detroit went bust

Charts from the Detroit Free Press depict decades of mismanagement, missed opportunities and poor fiscal choices.

Fact Tank Sep. 13, 2013

Chart of the Week: A stroll down financial-crisis memory lane

A short history of the financial crisis that exploded five years ago, in one chart.

Fact Tank Sep. 6, 2013

Chart of the Week: Big drop in birth rate may be leveling off

The release of 2012 statistics on the U.S. birth rates indicates a flattening of the sharp decline in fertility that accompanied the Great Recession.

Fact Tank Aug. 23, 2013

Chart of the Week: Race, ethnicity and local government jobs

The Chart of the Week illustrates that whites continue to be overrepresented among high-earning local government jobs, long a source for upward social mobility, but the workforces have become more diversified over the past five decades.

Fact Tank Aug. 16, 2013

Chart of the Week: Food stamp enrollment by state, over time

Participation in the federal food stamp program soared following the 2008-09 financial crisis. Our chart of the week, from the Wall Street Journal, shows how the participation rate differed by state.

Fact Tank Aug. 9, 2013

Chart of the Week: Poverty by congressional district

In the 2000s, poverty rose more in Republican congressional districts than in Democratic districts, though it’s still more prevalent in Democratic districts.