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GOOD Magazine just released an interactive infographic titled Political Climate, highlighting the changing dynamics in political priorities of the US voter population. The priority themes range from terrorism and the budget deficit to climate change and insurance, which can be contrasted between Democrats and Republicans. Going back until 2001, the infographic is based on data from the Pew Research Centre and various press surveys.

Be prepared to turn your head while reading the circular graph...


This is a polar area diagram, but the mapping from values to area are wrong, making it a misrepresentation of the data.

Tue 02 Nov 2010 at 9:25 PM
J├Ârgen Abrahamsson

Although the percentages are confusing the mapping is only invalid if american citizens were asked to give their #1 priority only.

In this case however they were probably asked to give a top 5 of topics or so they think mattered the most. In that case the graphic might not be all that bad since 83% might've mentioned 'economics' or 'jobs' somewhere in the list.

That being said. There are far better ways of presenting the same type of information.

Thu 04 Nov 2010 at 2:50 AM
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