Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

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.