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.

Alcohol the Number One Thing Given Up For Lent, Social Media Climbing the List

The Aftermath: Surprising Correlations Following Trump’s Win

Visa & Moving Searches Reach All-Time High as Trump Nears Win

Data Shows Media Ignoring Sanders Less as His Chances Decline

2016 Presidential Media Blackouts: Not Just Conspiracy

Is All Publicity Good Publicity for Republicans?

How Much Universal Healthcare Would Cost in the US

Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Cut GDP $555 billion, Require $330 Billion in Spending

What Bernie Sanders’s Proposals Would REALLY Cost