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After asking people for their opinion on the topics of Osama bin Laden's death and the U.S. Debt Crisis, The New York Times now presents another approach to gather, and then map, the thoughts of the public at large, in the form of a so-called opinion visualization.

The infographic "What's Your Economic Outlook?" [nytimes.com] shows the 100 most recent comments from all people of all ages about various themes, such as their "Upcoming spending plans", their "Job status" or how they see "Economy next year".

This information can be filtered according to gender, employment status, and age. Individual entries, represented as small human avatars, can be selected to read the comment.

Via @ndiakopoulos.