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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
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Gerrymandering on Forward Nation Radio
MONDAY, FEB 19, 2018

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Gerrymandering on Forward Nation Radio

Hear Social Explorer's co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge on the latest episode of Forward Nation Radio. Host David Leventhal interviews Beveridge about the Supreme Court redistricting case Gill v. Whitford, the contested Pennsylvania redistricting plan and more. Beveridge shares insight on the redistricting process, his experience in the field, and the potential impact of recent gerrymandering cases on equal representation. Dr. Beveridge helped write an ... more
Social Explorer’s 2018 Super “Data” Bowl: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
THURSDAY, FEB 01, 2018

Social Explorer’s 2018 Super “Data” Bowl: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

While some Super Bowl fans study player stats, team strategy and weather forecasts, true data nerds prefer analyze demographics. This Sunday, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will compete in Super Bowl LII. But first, they face off in Social Explorer's annual Super Data Bowl. Using 2005, 2016 and 2012-16 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we dug into data from the teams’ hometowns. Read on to see how th... more