Bob Morrison and Stephen McDaniel created this visualization to show how spending per pupil affects (or doesn't!) SAT scores in New Jersey. Select an income group (district factor) on the view to the left to browse the other views.
Adult diabetes and obesity are two of the most pressing concerns in America today. Taking the USDA's Activity Rates and Health Living dataset, Annette Greiner has made this in depth visualization to call attention to the problem.
The debate over drilling and environmental management in the US has reached intense heights. It is easy, when considering these arguments, to feel like US oil production is driven entirely by gushing wells in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. However, Paul Kedrosky looked into some Department of Energy data and found that huge wells account for barely 10% of US oil production.
Ever wondered why obesity is such a problem in the United States? This is an interactive visualization which shows the correlation between three activities and obesity by county. Every county in this visualization has obesity rates above the worldwide average.
In February 2010, the Federal Reserve declared the recession of 2008 and 2009 to be over, based on industrial production. However, that one number has many components that do not always tell the entire story - this viz allows you to draw your own conclusions.
It's not the sixties anymore, but unfortunately hate crimes are still a common occurrence in the United States. Explore this viz below to learn about the prevalence of certain offenses and the locations where they happen. Leave preconceptions aside, the data is surprising.
The past ten years have seen exceptional change and upheaval in the recording industry, as you can see in this viz. In the past six years, there hasn't been a single album that sold over 10 million copies. Before 2000, it was not uncommon to have 3-4 albums reach that figure in a year.
Despite their potential for massive damage, thousands of earthquakes pass every month with only machines and geologists taking notice. Explore this recent data set from Data.gov and see what has been shaking in your neighborhood.
Taking the Bureau of Labor Statistics data this visualization shows a comparison of the highs and lows in US employment by decade (1948-2009).