Industry representation in Congress

When an intern over the summer suggested that he could analyze Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Congressional district, we got excited about industry insights as a percentage of the workforce. In this interactive project, users can go through each of the top-level industry segments to see their geographic distribution and also which members of […]


Map: State legislature control

As an experiment in mapping, I found Census shape files for the upper and lower legislative boundaries in all 50 states and combined them into one U.S. map. Then, using FiscalNote data, I was able to plot the representative of each district according to their party. Several states had datasets that required some finesse. Most […]


Highcharts presentation

At ONA 14 I gave a presentation on using Highcharts for non-developers and novice developers. In order to make the presentation a little more engaging I developed an online poll which plotted the results in real time. Getting attendees to take the poll prior to the session proved difficult, but it did provide a nice […]


World Migrants

Our 2014 data intern tackled migration flows with U.N. data from 1990 to 2013. The visualization of this would be complex: We had the ability to show the origin of people entering a country and the destinations of those leaving a country – all in four separate years. Our final product featured a single country […]


Typology Comparison

A major Pew Research Center report classified each respondent into one of eight distinct political groups. The idea behind the study was to show that “the middle” was not a solid group of voters but a diverse populous with differing views. To easily compare those views we developed a comparison tool. The tool evolved from […]


Political Polarization

The most groundbreaking research of 2014 at the Pew Research Center explored growing political polarization in the United States. In a massive phone survey they asked respondents to choose ‘which statement best represents your view’ on a series of ten questions. The same questions had been asked several times since 1994, allow us to show […]


LGBT Voices

In June 2013, the Pew Research Center released the first in depth survey of the LGBT community in the United States. As part of this, respondents were asked to describe their “coming out” experience as an open end response. We wanted to provide these responses, but also noted that they became more meaningful when understanding […]


Top Priorities

Each year the Pew Research Center for People and the Press surveys the public on their top priorities for government in the coming year. Displaying the trend of these priorities shows the shifting attention of the public over time. More interesting is comparing these priorities over demographic breaks.