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Data Visualization
8:39 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

St. Louis Data Project Reaches Half-Way Point

Jer Thorp
Credit Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio Intern | File photo

Data artist Jer Thorp completed the research-based stage of his $75,000 project to examine and creatively present St. Louis’ data. The New York based artist’s research consists of city visits and extensive demographic and mapping research coupled with an unexpected emphasis on experiencing the physical environment of St. Louis.

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1:19 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

The 47 percent, in one graphic

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The Planet Money team breaks down the numbers behind the statistic making the news today. Learn more via the link.
Our colleague Mark Memmot explains the context around Mitt Romney's comment that 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax. Here's a closer look at the numbers. As of the latest accounting, it's actually just over 46 percent of Americans that pay no federal income taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center (PDF).
12:32 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

What Americans actually do all weekend, in 2 graphics

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We know. A post about the weekend on a Monday - but it's a very interesting post about the weekend, and what Americans actually do during those "days of rest." Check out the latest from the Planet Money team via the link.
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  • | Via: Planet Money
Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
9:18 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Mapped: Health insurance, by county

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What percentage of people are uninsured in your county? This map out today from NPR data whiz Matt Stiles, via his personal blog, 'The Daily Viz,' can answer that question for you.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates for insurance rates by county. This interactive map shows those rates, with darker shades representing higher uninsured rates: View the larger, interactive version here.
Federal Health Care Law
1:37 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Visualize this: a health care ruling word tree

A screen capture from an interactive word tree of today's Supreme Court heath care law decision. Explore the word tree yourself below.
(Visualization: courtesy Matt Stiles)

For a different look at today's health care ruling, check out this fun word visualization. It's an interactive word tree put together by Matt Stiles and posted on his blog, The Daily Viz.

(Matt also happens to be Data Editor of News Apps at NPR).

Try out the tool below with your own phrases, maybe "health" or "cost" or "tax" - you decide.