Bar Chart

The old standby. The classic. The bar height or length represents data. The baseline starts at zero.

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A Better Chart, Limitations Considered: Exit Poll Results (The Process #77)

Welcome to a new segment where I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who made a bad chart and try to make it better.

Guessing Names Based on What They Start With

I'm terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I'll try to guess before you're done.

Percentage of Households in Each Income Level

What percentage of households fall into lower-, middle-, and upper-income levels when you adjust for household size?

How People Meet Their Partners

"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common.

Basketball Stat Cherry Picking

Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats.

Alabama voter demographics

Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last…

Switching Jobs

When people move to different jobs, here's where they go.

Changing internet markets for sex work

The internet changed how sex workers and clients find each other and how…

Stack Overflow salary calculator for developers

Stack Overflow used data from their developer survey to build a prediction model…

He vs. She in film screenplay direction

In screenplays, there are directions that tell actors and actresses what to do…

Gender representation in comic books

Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic…

Income Taxes You Would Pay in Each State

Some states have high rates. Some have low. But whether a state is lower or higher for you depends on more than just the high brackets.

Demographics for immigrants from banned countries

As I’m sure you know, the current administration banned immigrants from seven countries…

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

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

@HillaryClinton vs. @realDonaldTrump

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

Computed screen time for men and women

In a collaborative effort, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media computed…