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2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest
MONDAY, NOV 14, 2016

2012 vs. 2016 Election Maps: Closeup on the Midwest

The 2016 Presidential Election result maps are now available on Social Explorer. These and our other election data maps come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. A closer look at the Midwest election results reveals how different counties voted in 2012 and 2016, as shown in the following pair of maps. While places like Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago stayed firmly blue both elections, neighboring areas like Racine, Columbia and Kenosha counties ch... more
2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer
FRIDAY, NOV 11, 2016

2016 Election Results Now Available on Social Explorer

Social Explorer Announces Release of 2016 Presidential Election Maps The 2016 Presidential Election results are now available in Social Explorer's maps. These and our other election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. In addition to winners and voter turnouts, the maps also include voting age population, citizens of voting age population, and competitiveness. Absentee and mail-in ballots in several states are still being counted. The overall vote c... more
2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available
THURSDAY, NOV 10, 2016

2015 Detailed Population Estimates Now Available

Explore the Census Bureau's 2015 Population Estimates in our reports. These estimates include detailed data on age (by race and gender), births, deaths, migration, and housing units. The data are available at the national, state and county levels. For example, the estimates show that 3,985,924 babies were born in the US last year, which is equilvalent to 12.5 per 1,000 population. Of New York City's five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest rate of births (15.87 per 1,000 popula... more
NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis
FRIDAY, NOV 04, 2016

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis

As the nation has become more polarized along party lines over the past few elections, The New York Times examines the different traits of Republican and Democratic counties and communities. The article, maps and graphis in "How Large is the Divide Between Red and Blue America?" by Gregor Aisch, Adam Pearce and Karen Yourish include data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger. In 1992, 38 percent of voters lived in "landslide cou... more
Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus
THURSDAY, NOV 03, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus

Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to Election Day, we are focusing on different map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) With less than one week until Election Day, we take a look at Florida, a competitive (and sometimes controversial) state in recent presidential elections. The following pair of maps focuses on t... more
NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis
WEDNESDAY, NOV 02, 2016

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a special election maps section featuring data and analysis from Social Explorer. Explore a jumbo map of the 2012 presidential election results at the zip code level, plus maps of race and education. Check out the companion feature on the Times website about different approaches to visualizing election data. more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"
THURSDAY, OCT 27, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge recently appeared on the television show Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre (CUNY TV). As part of the show's special election-related coverage, the episode explores who votes in ethnic and immigrant communities and how they can have more of a political impact. Beveridge and fellow guest Dr. Heath Brown of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY discuss turnout, candidates, redistricting, local and national elections, voter access, d... more
County Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available
TUESDAY, OCT 25, 2016

County Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available

Dive into detailed industry data with the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP), now available in Social Explorer's maps and reports. The Census Bureau developed the CBP as an annual series to provide economic data by industry. These data include the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Users can map different sizes and kinds of businesses. For example, this map shows biggest businesses (over 1,000 employees) compared to smallest (one to f... more
Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis
TUESDAY, OCT 18, 2016

Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis

A new interactive article by Jugal K. Patel in The New York Times features data and analysis compiled by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently stated that he wants to "keep immigration levels within historical norms," but did not define those ranges. The Times investigates two hundred years of the history of immigration populations and quotas to explore what that could mean in practice. For example, these scenarios: ... more
Social Explorer Election Maps: Top Voter Issues
WEDNESDAY, OCT 05, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Top Voter Issues

Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to Election Day, we are focusing on different map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) Users can explore election result maps alongside and socioeconomic factors. See how the election results fit into a larger context with our side-by-side maps. In this example, we'll look at variable... more