Tag Archives: maps

Two Americas In One FEC Map

The Washington Post reacts to the above map released this week by the Federal Elections Commission: Pretty remarkable no? The cliche about Democrats being the coastal party and Republicans being the party of the interior of the country is born out by this map. Outside of a pocket of liberalism in Minnesota (a long time progressive stronghold) and Illinois (a ...

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Stunning Interactive Map Depicts Refugee Crisis

Take Part reports: It’s been called the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II. But while the stories of people fleeing violence and oppression have shocked the world, grasping the scale of the number of migrants seeking asylum on the continent can be difficult. That’s where Lucify, a data visualization company based in Helsinki, hopes to help. The ...

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Favorite Halloween Candy By State

The website Influenster polled 40,000 readers on their favorite Halloween candy and somehow candy corn topped the responses from Oregon, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina. Blech. More reasonably, the highest total number of votes went to Reese’s Cups. If you can’t make out the logos on the map, hit the link for each state’s result.

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MAP: All Of The Former And Current Gay Bars In New York City History

Today’s post about the coming closure of Candle Bar prompted JMG reader John to tip us to OUTgoing, a recently-launched project to map all of the former and current gay bars in New York City history. Citylab reports: Jeff Ferzoco has created an interactive map, OUTgoing, that captures the ever-unfolding history of New York’s LGBT nightlife venues. Ferzoco, an information ...

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MAP: Largest Companies By Home State

See the full listing.

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One Last Marriage Map Change?

The last time Wikipedia updated its marriage map, I mused that it was probably the last change we’d see before SCOTUS rules. However following yesterday’s stayed decision in Alabama, the map monitors have advanced the state from purple to mustard. In case you are wondering, it was back in January when Alabama went from red to sapphire.

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MAP: Salary Needed To Buy A Home

From the Washington Post: Here’s definitive proof that San Francisco’s real estate market is insane. HSH.com, a mortgage research site, has estimated how much salary you need to earn to afford the principal, interest, taxes and insurance payments on a median-priced home in 27 metro areas. On a national scale, a buyer who puts 20 percent down would need to ...

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Popular Street Names By State

From the Washington Post: For decades we have believed that the most popular name for a road was “2nd.” But by my analysis, that crown actually goes to “Park.” (Again, look to the methodology section for a discussion of this.) Out of over a million roads in the United States, 9,640 are named “Park.” Only 8,232 are named “2nd,” or ...

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Alabama Joins The Sapphire States

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Alabama Retreats To Red

Our insider at Wikipedia writes this morning to say that he was against advancing Alabama to sapphire on Friday, but was overruled by the other editors.

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South Dakota Turns Mustard

And the number of red states shrinks again.

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MAP: Federal Aid By State

Via the Washington Post: Nearly $1 in $3 in state revenue comes from the federal government, according to a new analysis. While taxes are responsible for most state general revenues, the federal government is responsible for about 31.5 percent of the total, according to the nonprofit Tax Foundation. Mississippi is most reliant on the federal government, with 45.3 percent of ...

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Florida Joins The Sapphire States

Wikipedia is calling it a few hours early. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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MAP: Marriage Supporting Pols By State

Via the Washington Post: About 45 percent of all governors and members of Congress across the country support same-sex marriage, and in all but 10 states there is at least one member of Congress or the governor who does. The percentage of politicians who support marriage for same-sex couples is slightly lower than the percentage of Americans who do. A ...

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Most-Googled Thanksgiving Recipes

Frog eye salad. Dirt pudding. Pretzel salad. Never heard of ’em. Embiggen or go here for details.

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South Carolina & Kansas Turn Sapphire

Not only has South Carolina joined the states displaying our favorite color, Wikipedia’s marriage monitors have decided to remove the red stripes of shame from Kansas even though most counties continue to withhold marriage licenses and state agencies continue to refuse to recognize the marriages that have taken place. Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration will not make any policy changes to ...

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MAP: What EU Nations Are Worst At

The categories for France, Denmark. and Romania are really dumb compared to the seriousness of the others. Visit Thrillist for a breakdown. A huge version of the map is here. (Via JMG reader Aaron)

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Happy Purple Marriage Map

JMG reader Jay Sheckley has sent us an alternative map to the Wikipedia version posted here several times a week in recent months. Embiggen for the details.

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UPDATED: Wikipedia Marriage Map

Six more states to turn dark blue shortly!

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eBay Map: Most Popular Items By State

Via Business Insider: E-commerce giant eBay has revealed the most popular item in every state. Californians favored high-end women’s accessories, while men’s cologne ruled in New Jersey. Some states were more practical. People in Ohio purchased outdoor equipment. North Carolina residents spent their money on baby products, while Connecticut customers bought batteries. Texans ordered “tactical and hunting goods,” while New ...

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