Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

Relationships: The First Time…

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

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.

Two Centuries of Population, Animated

A visual history of a growing United States.

@HillaryClinton vs. @realDonaldTrump

A comparison of the words unique to the candidates on Twitter.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Mapping the Spread of Obesity

A look at the rise for each state over three decades, for men and women.

Income Increased

But not every group's median income increased by the same amount.

What Alcohol People Around the World Drink

Americans get most of their alcohol from beer, but it's not like that everywhere.

All the National Food Days

Keep track of the 214 days out of the year that are a national food or drink days.

Household Types, Then and Now

Here's how common each household type is and was — and how the makeup compares to a few decades ago.

What That Election Probability Means

You're going to see probability values mentioned a lot these next few months. Many people will misinterpret. But not you.

Most Common Family Types in America

Nuclear is still the most common, but there are millions of households in the United States with a different family structure.

How Much Alcohol Americans Drink

Most people have one or two drinks on average, but some consume much more.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

Who Still Smokes?

Two decades out from the first statewide ban on smoking in enclosed workplaces, here's who still smokes.

Firearms Dealers vs. Burgers, Pizza, and Coffee

As of May 2016, there were 64,432 licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers, which got me wondering how that compares to other businesses.

Americans are Growing Bigger

We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.

How Much We Eat vs. How Much We Need

On average, we use less energy as we age, and so we should eat less. We don’t always adjust soon enough though.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here's a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Working Parents

Here are the mothers and fathers who work like you.

Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad

Articles about stay-at-home dads and parents with even work loads might make it seem like dads are putting in a lot of hours in the household these days. Are they? How do they compare to moms' work hours?

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it's time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Never Been Married

Some people never get married, and some wait longer than others. Let's look at these people.