Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]

Readers: Disclaimer: I am a registered Independent voter. I tend to vote for those candidates who I think will best serve their constituents and our great country. The rest of it is just noise. I try not to stray into the realm of U.S. politics in my dataviz blogging. Having done so in the past has […]

Readers: The chart below was created by Alvin Chang from Vox. Here is a link to an interactive version of is chart on the Vox website. Mr. Chang points out the following. There were several noticeable differences between the Senate testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. […]

Readers: I had previously blogged about Vanessa Otero’s Media Bias Chart v3.0 (blog post link here). Ms. Otero has revised and enhanced her chart and just released v4.0 through her company, ad fontes media. Vanessa Otero and ad fontes media Vanessa Otero is a practicing patent attorney in the Denver, Colorado area, and has a B.A. in […]

Source: Kuestenmacher, Simon, Types of Screw Drives, Twitter, 9/6/18, 10:35AM, https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/1037756072168247296/photo/1.  

Sources: U/Udzu, Flags of the World, Sorted by Average Hue, Reddit.com, August 29, 2018, https://www.reddit.com/user/Udzu. Wikipedia, sRGB, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRGB. Wikipedia, Gamma correction, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction.     sRGB (standard Red Green Blue) is an RGB color space that HP and Microsoft created cooperatively in 1996 to use on monitors, printers, and the Internet. It was subsequently standardized by the IEC as IEC 61966-2-1:1999. It is often the “default” color space for […]

Today, I am blogging my one-on-one discussion with Lindsay Betzendahl. Lindsay Betzendahl – Biography Lindsay Betzendahl, a 15-year veteran of the healthcare industry, discovered Tableau after constant frustration with static reports and ineffective chart types she reviewed with hospital providers as a Network Manager. After downloading the free version of Tableau in 2014 and developing use […]

The Economist, in their daily chart for June 4, 2018, presented eleven measures that take the temperature of Donald Trump’s America. Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan promised to “Make America Great Again”. He has now been in office over 500 days, and appears ready to proclaim victory for his successes. The president bases this on the […]

A few weeks back, the Mental Health Foundation held its annual “mental-health awareness week” campaign. Approximately 25% of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Mental illness can occur from a variety of causes, but a growing body of research […]