Readers: This media bias chart is from the website, All Generalizations are False. The author, Vanessa, is a practicing patent attorney in the Denver, Colorado area, and she has a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Denver. She describes herself as not a journalist by training and does not claim […]

Readers: This was completed in the years 2014-2015 by the Pew Research Center. I would be very curious how much this has changed since the 2016 elections and in what direction the public views are no leaning. Food for thought. Michael Source: –, Wide Mix of Factors Influencing Public Views on 22 Science-Related Issues, Pew Research […]

Source: _tayganOC, Top 20 Words Tweeted by @realDonaldTrump over 12 months, reddit.com, /dataisbeautiful, March 22, 2018, https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/86cvlr/top_20_words_tweeted_by_realdonaldtrump_over_12/.  

Readers: First off, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays. Back in 2016 during the Presidential election cycle, I posted a chart created by Robert Mann, Who Lies More – A Comparison (see image to the right).  This chart generated a lot of comments and strong opinions. With the […]

Readers: I have discussed the use of Pie Charts and the Parts-to-Whole Relationship in a previous blog post. In that post, I noted some thoughts from Dr. Robert Kosara (photo, right). Dr. Kosara is a research scientist at Tableau Software. His focus is on the communication of data through visualization and visual storytelling. Robert is […]

President Trump currently has 42.4 million Twitter followers, making him the 21st most popular account on the social-media platform. “ONE year after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in America’s presidential election of 2016, objective indicators of his job performance are poor. His approval rating of 37% is lower than that of any other commander-in-chief nine months […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. This entry was very powerful, engaging and chronicles the plight of Syrian refugees looking for new places to live in Europe, only to be “fenced out.” Below is more detail on this entry. Best regards, Michael […]

Donald Trump has become well-known for attacking people, news agencies, and even his own cabinet, using Twitter. AXIOS, a new media company, has visualized these attacks using a sankey diagram. Here is a blurb how AXIOS describe themselves. AXIOS is a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating […]

President Donald Trump is the first president without a pet in nearly 150 years. The last pet-less leader in American history was Andrew Johnson, who left office in 1869. According to the Presidential Pet Museum, the White House has been home to over 300 animals, ranging from dozens of dogs, horses and birds to the […]

A new survey from Pew Research Center shows sharp drops in approval A new survey by the Pew Research Centre of 40,447 people in 37 countries shows that trust in President Trump’s residency pales in comparison with Barack Obama’s final ratings. Whereas 64% of those surveyed had confidence in Mr Obama to do the right […]