Data in the News

The Data in the News Series looks at current events through the lens of data. We look at interesting quantifiable trends, find new and sometimes spurious correlations, and analyze data-based claims made by politicians and public figures.

The Best Time to Visit Anywhere in the World

74% of People Would Rather Receive a Tax Refund Than a Slightly Larger Paycheck

70% of People Regret Switching Internet Service Providers

Analysis: Enforcing tax fraud brought in $14 for every $1 spent. States lost $.33 for every $1 spent enforcing food stamp fraud.

53% of People Shown an Anti-Vaccination Website Left Believing New Misconceptions

Report: ‘Social Media’ Now the Most Common Thing Given Up For Lent

Comparing Average Internet Speeds in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

Trump’s Budget for the Wall is $25B Too Small (7x)