Line Chart

Typically used to show trends over time, the slope of the line between two points shows patterns of change.

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Examples

Declining U.S. Births

The number of births per month has been decreasing over the past decade. The pandemic seems to have sped up the process in the beginning.

New shopping search patterns from the pandemic

Schema Design, Google Trends, and Axios collaborated on The New Normal, looking at…

Stephen Curry career threes compared to other players

Stephen Curry is about to break the record for number of three-pointers made…

Inflation in the context of age generations

When you compare the price of things today against prices one year ago,…

Partisan gap in Covid death counts

David Leonhardt for The New York Times looked at the partisan gap for…

Rising prices of everything

Using Consumer Price Index, Alyssa Fowers and Rachel Siegel for The Washington Post…

Rate of change in Covid-19 cases

We’re all familiar with the Covid-19 line charts that show cases over time,…

Falling spin rates in baseball after rule enforcement

NYT’s The Upshot analyzed spin rate on pitches before and after enforcing a…

Divorce Rates and Income

Divorce rates are tied to job security, age, and occupation, so it should make sense that we see a pattern when we plot divorce rates against income.

How your state might lose or gain representation with Census count

Harry Stevens, Tara Bahrampour and Ted Mellnik for The Washington Post look at…

Tooth Fairy Exchange Rate

Calculating how much money a kid gets after exchanging all twenty baby teeth.

Improving vaccine distribution in all states

Lauren Leatherby and Amy Schoenfeld Walker reporting for The New York Times: “Every…

Red counties mostly stayed red

For The New York Times, Denise Lu and Karen Yourish looked at the…

Spike past 100k Covid-19 cases in a day

Meanwhile… based on estimates from The COVID Tracking Project, the United States had…

Political search interest in 2020

In Waves of Interest, a collaboration between the Google News Initiative and Truth…

Visual tour through the technology hype cycle

The Gartner hype cycle is a graphical representation of where certain technologies are…