Map & Data Resources

By Samantha Cook | Open government
More than three dozen staffers for new members of Congress had at some previous point been associated with organizations that engaged in lobbying or were lobbying clients. Some came to the Hill directly from the lobbying entity. More
By Samantha Cook | Open government
Are they working for employers that are lobbying firms or lobbying clients? More
By Mike Alberti | Reproductive health services
More and more women are more and more effectively denied access. Tools allow user to make custom assessment of impact in each state. More
By Mike Alberti | Role of government
When taking into account the growing size of the population, most parts of the federal civilian workforce are effectively much smaller than they were in 1978. More
By Mike Alberti | Corporate influence, Health care, Insurance
If employers move away from providing a specific basket of health insurance benefits (the defined benefits model) to providing employees with the equivalent of a voucher and then forcing them to buy their own health insurance (the defined contribution model), it seems likely that each employees’ out-of-pocket costs will rise substantially over time. More
By Meade Klingensmith | Banking, Economy
America’s largest corporations are holding lots of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments. This viz breaks it down for 2012, 2006, and 2000. More
By Mike Alberti, By Lori Bikson | Elections
New data viz allows you to create demographic composites — using race and ethnicity, sex, age, and educational attainment — to get detailed portraits of national voter turnout and registration since 2006. More
By Craig Gurian | Elections, Politics
A review of Presidential voting patterns reminds us of regional differences between the states of the former Confederacy and the rest of the country that have had material impact. We looked at the popular vote in the last 11 Presidential elections (starting with 1968). We created three categories: the U.S. as a whole, the former Confederate states as a whole, and the balance of the U.S. taken as a whole (that is, all U.S. states other than the former Confederate states). More