Data Vis Dispatch, August 9

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 57th edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.

Recurring topics this week include abortion, immigration, and the Taiwan Strait.

Meanwhile, it was a big week in domestic politics as well. Voters in Kansas decisively rejected an anti-abortion ballot initiative, showing the issue cuts across partisan lines:

The New York Times: Where Trump Counties in Kansas Chose to Preserve Abortion Rights, August 3
The New York Times: Kansas Result Suggests 4 Out of 5 States Would Back Abortion Rights in Similar Vote, August 4
The Economist: Kansas’s vote on abortion shows many Republicans are pro-choice, August 5
FiveThirtyEight: Why Abortion May Be A Winning Issue For Democrats, August 3
The Wall Street Journal: How Abortion Access Has Changed Around the World, August 6

Public opinion on immigration is shifting in the U.S. and U.K.:

FiveThirtyEight: When Republicans Talk About Immigration, They Don’t Just Mean Illegal Immigration, August 4
The New Statesman: By obsessing over immigration, the Conservatives are chasing phantom voters, August 3
Financial Times: Britain faces growing competition to attract global talent, August 4

A climate and tax bill passed in the U.S. Senate this weekend would bring the country within striking distance of its emissions goals:

The New York Times: How the New Climate Bill Would Reduce Emissions, August 2

Among other measures, it includes incentives to promote electric cars:

Bloomberg: Best Road Trips in the US Are Off the Map for Most Electric Cars, August 5
The Wall Street Journal: Proposed Tax Break for Buying Electric Vehicles Is Too Hard to Get, Auto Makers Say, August 4

And other energy visualizations focused on personal carbon footprints, renewable sources, and liquified natural gas:

Le Monde: Alimentation, transport, chauffage… Evaluez si vos émissions de CO₂ sont vraiment « soutenables », August 4
Der Spiegel: Sonnenkönig oder Hochstapler?, August 5
Bloomberg: Mud and Dust in Pipeline Slows Vital Gas Flows to Europe From UK, August 3

These charts showed a mixed economic outlook, with low unemployment and high inflation:

The Washington Post: Today’s economic data compared with recessions over the past 50 years, August 3
The New York Times: U.S. Job Growth Unexpectedly Soared in July, August 5
The Wall Street Journal: Food Price Inflation Imposing Heavy Burden on Poorer Countries, August 7
The Economist: Regional differences in American inflation hit a 40-year high, August 2

In national elections, we saw maps of voting protections in the U.S. and ideological alignments in Latin America:

Bloomberg: Five US States Will Decide If the 2024 Election Can Be Stolen, August 8
Le Monde: En Amérique latine, une « nouvelle gauche » au pouvoir, August 5

These visualizations on the war in Ukraine focused on the role of drones in the fighting, the shipping situation in the Black Sea, and the structure of Russia’s military-industrial complex:

Texty: Повітряні війни, August 4
Reuters: Traffic resumes from Ukrainian ports, August 2
Texty: Машина війни, August 9

Other maps this week covered gun trafficking, Al-Qaeda, mortgage boycotts, and shark attacks:

The Wall Street Journal: Gun Trafficking Surges Across State Lines: One Pistol’s 1,200-Mile Journey to a Boston Homicide, August 4
Le Monde: « Al-Qaida survivra à la mort d’Al-Zawahiri comme elle a survécu à la mort de Ben Laden », August 4
Bloomberg: Sweeping Mortgage Boycott Changes the Face of Dissent in China, August 3
The Wall Street Journal: Shark Attacks in U.S. Total 28 So Far This Year, August 2

What else we found interesting

Reuters: Saving the Sequoias, August 3
The Straits Times: The green, green grass of home, August 8

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