Draw the patterns of Obama’s presidency

Jan 17, 2017

A couple of years back The New York Times asked readers to draw on a blank plot the relationship between income and college attendance. It was a way to get you to think about your own preconceptions and compare them against reality. The Times recently applied the same mechanic to the changes during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Bonus: Here’s how to make your own you-draw-it graph.

Chart Type Used

Line Chart

Typically used to show trends over time, the slope of the line between two points shows patterns of change.

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