Times change. And us with them.
Voice and Accountability
Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism
Rule of Law
Control of Corruption
Data from the World Bank
Republicans do not like to elect women.
Stats of note:
GOP women make up only 4% of the current Congress.
12% are female Congressional Democrats -- for a total of 16.5% vs. 83.5% male legislators.
As a percentage of the historical collection of Congress members over all time, women have comprised only 1.7% of the total.
Women need more representation across the board! Let's do this, America.
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(As of 1/6/2015)
Party & State
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Some interesting visualizations of state by state trends (you can hover over the individual states to get exact counts as a pop-up), via indexmundi:
Average commute time by state
Looks like NY and DC have the worst of it, with CA, MA, & IL not far behind.
New Yorkers are homebodies
The map represents people who are living in the same house they were in 12 months ago.
Poverty rate by state
It would be great if poor Southerners would stop voting against their own economic interest by siding with the GOP, who reels them in with racism while allowing bankers and elites to fleece their constituencies to the bone. Apparently people would rather be hateful but poor than tolerant and better off.
Women-owned firms (2007)
Black-owned firms (2007)
Another data point as to why Black southerners don't trust Bernie Sanders.
California got bidness
This map shows private, nonfarm private businesses by state.
p.s. any ideas how to avoid that framing effect with the embed...