Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Nathan Yau at Flowing Data has produced an interactive graphic to compare your age with others. What percentage of the US population is younger than you? What percentage is older? In the static image above the US median age appears to be about 37 years old. Based on a 5-year American Community Survey from 2014, his interactive graphs lets you slide the line to match any age and see the percentage of Americans older or younger.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Research in the Journal of Family Issues by Boxer et al. was illustrated by Max Roser at Our World of Data in the graphic above. From survey results that date back to the 1930s, college students ranked the importance of 18 traits of a prospective mate, via datavizblog, via techinsider.
The graphic above takes their widest view of mate preferences where "mutual attraction - love", "education - intelligence", "sociability", "good lucks", and "good financial prospect" have increased in importance since 1939 for both sexes. "Desire for home, children" has increased for men but decreased for women. And for men "ambition and industriousness" has dropped since 1939. "Chastity" has decreased in importance for both sexes.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Insta-Chaz via Visual News.
Monday, April 25, 2016
(Earlier I posted Happy Birthday wishes, misled as others were on the web, but I was wrong. It is Will's Deathday and I corrected my posting, although I thought only Saints were to be remembered on their Death-day. Shakespeare was a genius, but I don't think many would call him a Saint).
Monday, April 18, 2016
ferdio has put together graphics illustrating the design, colors, and symbols of national flags. Patterns, layouts, ages etc. are collected together in what they have call Flag Stories. Above is one such story of flags stacked into a bar chart showing the frequencies of the number of colors in the flags. As they mention, over a third of countries favor flags with three or four colors. You can find many more at Flag Stories. We've seen flag colors before.
Monday, April 11, 2016