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Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

Citizens of Voting Age Maps and Reports

Social Explorer offers detailed data on citizenship by age and race available in our maps and reports. These data come from a special tabulation by the U.S. Census Bureau. These data are available from Census 2000, as well as American Community Survey years 2009 through 2016. Explore the data across the nation and states all the way down to the census tract and block group level (where available). Referred to as CVAP (Citizens of Voting Age Population), the data... more
New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America
FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018

New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

Startling new maps from the Anti-Discrimination Center vividly show the depth and breadth of residential segregation in the United States.  Powered by Social Explorer, the maps allow the public to explore at the state, county, census tract, and census block group levels.  Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, residential segregation remains a fixture in American life. These interactive maps uncover extreme segregation in ways that mo... more
Product Update: High resolution map export now available!
WEDNESDAY, APR 25, 2018

Product Update: High resolution map export now available!

Want to print a Social Explorer map for your wall? Now you can! Social Explorer users have more control over map export than ever before. Here’s what we’ve been working on. Print-ready maps are just a click away We added the ability to control the dots-per-inch (DPI) setting. While this might not be critical if you’re working on an image for a blog post, you will definitely want to pay attention to DPI if you want to create a large print of a map. You can now... more
Announcing Social Explorer's Geocoder v3
THURSDAY, APR 19, 2018

Announcing Social Explorer's Geocoder v3

We’re incredibly excited to announce our new geocoder, one of the most accurate and powerful geospatial tools on the market. To achieve this, we blended data from many sources and used artificial intelligence for natural-language processing. We also used millions of real-life examples to train our intelligent scoring system based on various parameters: textual match, composition, viewport, and even popularity. Read on to find out more.  What is a geocoder? Geocoding... more
Living on Less than $2 a Day
FRIDAY, APR 06, 2018

Living on Less than $2 a Day

Whenever you hear people talk about poverty, they tend to talk about it as a line. You’re either above the poverty line, or below it. If you are below the line, that means one thing - you do not have enough money to meet the basic food, clothing, and shelter needs. Defining Poverty Poverty lines vary greatly by location and over time. Richer countries have higher poverty lines than poorer countries because the cost of living varies from place to place. Governmen... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on the Census Citizenship Question
TUESDAY, APR 03, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on the Census Citizenship Question

In "Are You a U.S. Citizen? How a 2020 Census Question Could Affect States," New York Times reporter Alicia Parlapiano explores the affects that the potential undercount in the next census could have on federal funding and congressional redistricting. The newly announced citizenship question asks whether or not people are legal citizens, which critics fear could discourage people from filling out the form.  Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge... more
Andrew Beveridge in Slate.com on the Citizenship Question
THURSDAY, MAR 29, 2018

Andrew Beveridge in Slate.com on the Citizenship Question

Social Explorer president and co-founder explains the impact of adding the citizenship question to the upcoming census. Check out the full interview in "The Power to Reshape Our Politics" by Slate's Isaac Chotiner. On Monday, the Commerce Department declared that it would ask people in the upcoming census whether they were American citizens. Long rumored, this decision—assuming it survives the legal challenges that are already arising&... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on Census
WEDNESDAY, MAR 28, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in Talking Points Memo on Census

The decision to add a new citizenship question to the upcoming Census 2020 has sparked debates about its impact. In the Talking Points Memo article "The Census Will Ask A Question It Already Knows Spooks Immigrant Communities" by Tierney Sneed, Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge comments on how the addition of the question could depress responses.  In even the best environment, adding questions without proper testing and messaging can confus... more
Census Bureau Adds a Citizenship Question
TUESDAY, MAR 27, 2018

Census Bureau Adds a Citizenship Question

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau gathers basic information about people and households for the entire American population, such as age, gender, race and number of people in a home. For the first time since 1950, the census will again ask about citizenship. Last night, the Department of Commerce, which oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, decided to add a question that will ask whether or not you are a citizen. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross outlin... more
Explore Cancer Data from 2008 to 2013
MONDAY, FEB 26, 2018

Explore Cancer Data from 2008 to 2013

Building on our health-related datasets, Social Explorer now has cancer data from 2008 to 2013. Our cancer data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Use our reports to learn about death rates due to different types of cancers and cancer rates among Medicare beneficiaries. These data are available at the national, state and county levels. Explore cancer rates visually with our i... more