Numbers quiz tests how well you know your country

Dec 3, 2015

In their annual survey that tests public perception against reality, Ipsos Mori asked people about their own country’s numbers. What’s the obesity rate in your country? What percentage of people in your country are immigrants? The Guardian setup the quiz so that you can see how your own perceptions compare against both reality and others’ in your country.

Stat quiz

After each question, you get the actual (estimated) value, and you can compare all countries in a second view. Some countries overall are better than others, which you see at the quiz end. Fun.

I’m curious what the distributions look like and what the margin of error is. Are the countries that rank low uninformed, such that survey answers are all over the place, or is the perception universally off, such that answers tightly cluster around the average?

Essentially: uninformed versus misinformed.

Favorites

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute …

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.