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Maps & Charts

The maps, charts, and graphs that explain the world around us.

Now is the best time in human history to be alive (unless you’re an animal)

The hidden calories in your booze, explained

Where the US government is using facial recognition technology to surveil Americans

100 years of tax brackets, in one chart

All the candy that’s sold during Halloween week, in one massive pumpkin

23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

How Trump’s travel ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Have donut holes gotten smaller? This compelling vintage chart says yes.

One map that puts America's gun violence epidemic in perspective

These maps show how Americans are dying younger. It’s not just the opioid epidemic.

The most popular books in all 50 states, in one map

Here’s what you have to earn to be considered low-income in the US

The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription, in one chart

The Trump budget assault on science, in one chart

How much snow did Winter Storm Stella drop in your area?

The CBO’s nonpartisan report on the Republican ACA replacement plan, explained in 6 charts

The major critics of the GOP’s health reform plan, in one chart

22 promises Trump made in his speech to Congress, in one chart

These maps show how early spring is arriving in your state this year

House and Senate Democrats are facing radically different political maps

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

It's impossible to understand the country without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis

700 years of Western inequality, in one chart

What each incoming president thought was the biggest problem facing America, in one chart

How Trump changed the way Americans see Russia, in 4 charts

15 charts that show how Obamacare works now — and how Republicans would overhaul it 

The growth of Israeli settlements, explained in 5 charts

Where America's Christmas trees come from, in one map

Proof that life is getting better for humanity, in 5 charts

The stunning rise of deaths from the pain drug fentanyl, in one chart

Emerging nations have taken the lead on renewable energy, in 2 charts

The most common words in Hillary Clinton’s speeches, in one chart


All maps are wrong. I cut open a globe to show why.

America's unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

How potatoes rule the US, in 2 charts

There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. This map shows you where.

Congressional Democrats have nothing to fear from standing up to Trump, in one chart

Hey Donald Trump: Japanese internment was paranoid and racist