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TUESDAY, APR 05, 2016

Social Explorer Project Named a Webby Award Nominee: Vote for the People's Voice Award!

Social Explorer Project Named a Webby Award Nominee: Vote for the People's Voice Award!
Help Us Win the People's Voice Webby Award Social Explorer's interactive map project The Threat to Representation for Children and Non-Citizens has been nominated for best legal website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards. Our site and companion report illustrate the potential impact that the Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court case could have had on representation around the nation (and still might depending on further legal challenges). The Webby Awards is the Internet&rsquo... more
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MONDAY, APR 04, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting

Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting
Supreme Court Case Update and Potential Impact of Counting Eligible Voters on Redistricting A legal challenge nearly altered how people are counted and how districts are drawn. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, whose plaintiffs argued that legislative districts should be based upon the number of voters or potential voters in each district instead of all residents. In a unanimous verdict, the Court found that states did not have to consider eligible voter... more
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FRIDAY, APR 01, 2016

Health Data Now Available on Social Explorer

Health Data Now Available on Social Explorer
County level health data from 2010 to 2015 are now available on our site. Start exploring a variety of health factors including obesity, smoking, excessive drinking, access to healthy foods and medical care. These data were compiled by the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program. The measures come from a variety of national and state data sources including the Center for Disease Control and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps pro... more
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TUESDAY, MAR 29, 2016

Crime and Arrest Data Now Available on Social Explorer

Crime and Arrest Data Now Available on Social Explorer
Explore crime and arrest data on a county level across the US for 2010 and 2012 using Social Explorer's maps and reports. These selected crime data originate from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), while population estimates data were collected by Census Bureau and processed by Social Explorer. These data include violent crimes, property crimes and arrests. For example, explore the 2012 murder rate by county in the following map: And the 2012 motor vehicle theft rate by ... more
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SUNDAY, MAR 27, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Explains NYC Population Growth on NY1 [VIDEO]

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Explains NYC Population Growth on NY1 [VIDEO]
New York City has officially reached over 8.5 million in population growth--a new milestone--according to newly released Census Bureau estimates, with Queens and the Bronx especially driving the growth. NY1 reporter Michael Scotto reports on changes across the city and interviews Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge about the numbers, which also reveal large population increases downstate and stagnation upstate. “What's happened, and what I think really turned it ... more
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WEDNESDAY, FEB 24, 2016

Closeup on the Super Tuesday States

Closeup on the Super Tuesday States
On March 1st, 12 states participate in the Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses. Politicians, voters and the media will be focusing on Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Learn how these states compare with each other and the rest of the country in terms of demographics, voting histories and religion. (Interactive best viewed in fullscreen mode or a new window.) ... more
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WEDNESDAY, FEB 17, 2016

Closeup on the Early Primary States: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina

Closeup on the Early Primary States: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina
Early presidential primary and caucus results set the course for the party nominations. Learn how Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina compare to the rest of the country in terms of demographics, voting histories and religion. (Interactive best viewed in fullscreen mode or a new window.) Learn more about our election maps here. more
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WEDNESDAY, FEB 03, 2016

Super Data Bowl 2016

Super Data Bowl 2016
Gear up for the Super Bowl with data!  Social Explorer brings you gameday demographics on the competing teams' hometowns.  Learn all about Denver and Charlotte fans, snacks and growth in this interactive Social Explorer activity: Good luck to all the football and data fans this weekend! more
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MONDAY, FEB 01, 2016

First in the Nation: Iowa Election Spotlight

First in the Nation: Iowa Election Spotlight
As the presidential primaries officially begin with the Iowa Caucus, learn about the state's demographics and voting history with Social Explorer.   Economically, the state is a little better off than the rest of the nation.  It is less diverse than elsewhere in the country.   Candidates and the media talk about Iowa's farming, but just four percent of Iowa workers are employed in agriculture and related industries. Explore all of these topics pl... more
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TUESDAY, JAN 26, 2016

Interactive Tour: Election Maps in Depth

Interactive Tour: Election Maps in Depth
Learn more about Social Explorer's election maps. Based on data from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, these maps include presidential elections from 1912 to the present, gubernatorial elections (including off-year elections) from 1990 to present; and congressional elections from 2000 to the present. The election data are displayed down to the district and county levels. Get started by watching Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge introduc... more
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