Beautiful, informative data visualizations have been one of GOOD's hallmarks from the start, and we fulfilled that mission more than ever before in 2011. From an infographic that compared school cafeteria food and prison meals to an interactive vi
Are the Richest Americans Also the Best Educated?
The latest data from the U.S. Census's American Community Survey paints a fascinating picture of the United States at the county level. We looked at the educational achievem
What Congress Would Look Like if It Really Represented America
America is getting more and more diverse—for instance, our Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in the past decade alone—but you'd never be able t
The Best and Worst Countries in Which to Pay Taxes
If you think your taxes are complicated, imagine a business' tax forms. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently completed a survey of how easy it is for businesses to pay taxes in
School Cafeteria Food vs. Prison Food
Hopefully you haven't gotten the chance to taste jailhouse cuisine, but if you're a product of the American school system, you probably have childhood memories of standing in line f
The Successes and Failures of the Fight Against AIDS
Thirty years after we first learned of AIDS, the world has made huge advances in its fight against the disease. Public knowledge is up and deaths are down, but we've stil
Are Facebook Users More Trusting?
New research from Pew shows that people who use social networking sites are more likely to make connections with others. Do you buy it?
Declining Confidence in America's Public Schools
Just 34 percent of Americans say they have faith in the public school system, an all-time low. Many of them say budget troubles are to blame, but they also think better teach
Life's a Breach
Sometimes it’s intentional, like when hacktivists exposed racist emails exchanged by Arizona police officers, and sometimes it’s accidental, like a misplaced iPhone, but as the amount of data we
The Fantasy Sports Economy
By every metric imaginable, fantasy sports are growing fast. Take a look at how your 20-buck-a-head league fits in to a $4.5 bi
Visualizing the Republican Debate
Unsurprisingly, jobs and the economy were the dominant topics at last weeks GOP debate, hosted by Fox News and Google. Thanks to data compiled by Google after the event, we know exactly how muc
The Experiential Economy: Can Money Buy Happiness?
Money can’t buy you happiness, right? Wrong. Kinda.
Wealthier people are indeed happier—but only to a point. All that extra cash buys just a small amount of
Those are just a few of our favorites—check out out the rest of our data visualizations on GOOD's infographics page.