Projects

Results of a restless mind late at night.

When Straight Americans Lost Their Virginity

Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans.

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

As you probably know, different countries have different legal age limits for drinking alcoholic beverages. In the United States, the age is 21. In some places in the world, there…

Relationships: The First Time…

When Americans had sex, moved in with someone, and so on. Often not average. Far from normal.

Christmas Movies as Charts

'Tis the season.

Charting All the Beer Styles

The Beer Judge Certification Program lists 100 styles of beer. Here's a chart for all of them.

Bed Sizes Around the World

A king bed isn't the same size everywhere. Sometimes, a king is a queen.

Fast Food Menu of Calories

How does the distribution of calories vary by fast food restaurant? Here's a chart that shows all the menu items for ten of the biggest national fast food chains.

Marital Status by Age

Separately, we looked at marrying age, divorce rates, and those who never married. Now let’s look at marital status all together, with the addition of the widowed status.

Most Popular Fields of Study, Since 1970

Based on bachelor's degrees conferred, here are the fields that were and are currently popular.

How People Like You Spend Their Time

Looking at American time use for various combinations of sex, age, and employment status, on weekdays and weekends.

Shift Your Point of View to When America Was “Better”

How good or bad something is depends on what you compare against.

Together

Here we go.…

Majority minorities

We saw the changing percentage of white people in the United States and how whites are not the majority in a lot of places. Who is the majority in these…

Percentage of white people

Below is the estimated percentage of white population in the United States from 1970 to 2010, based on data from the Census Bureau and made more accessible by NHGIS. I…

Two Centuries of Population, Animated

A visual history of a growing United States.