election

7月 032018
 

In FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits section, they recently mentioned that nine states could potentially have 50% or more females in their legislature after the upcoming election. My first thought - I need to see some graphs! They linked to a New York Times article that had some interesting graphs. There was [...]

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7月 032018
 

In FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits section, they recently mentioned that nine states could potentially have 50% or more females in their legislature after the upcoming election. My first thought - I need to see some graphs! They linked to a New York Times article that had some interesting graphs. There was [...]

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5月 312018
 

Why do people donate money to politicians and political parties? Sometimes it's because they agree with the platform, but sometimes it might be for potential financial benefits. When it comes to large donations from Fortune 500 companies, I suspect the latter! And since politics has been in the news a [...]

The post Fortune 500 - 30 biggest political donors! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

2月 202018
 

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably seen news reports that Russian trolls have been posting on social media to allegedly conduct what they called "information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general." NBC recently [...]

The post Examining 200k+ Russian troll tweets appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

2月 172017
 

Are your friends passing around clever memes (supposedly) featuring something your favorite actor said, or sharing news articles that you think might be "fake news"? If there's even a hint of data analyst in you, then you probably check the actual data, and confirm or disprove the supposed facts yourself. I [...]

The post Data wrangling - down the rabbit hole, and back again! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

2月 132017
 

After the recent presidential election, I was updating my graphs of the voter registration data and noticed that the number of registered voters decreased after the election. At first I thought that was odd, but then I realized that maybe inactive voters were being purged. I wanted to find out […]

The post Purging inactive voter registrations in North Carolina appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

12月 082016
 

Parents are always proud of their kids, and think their kids are better than all the other kids. I guess it might be a little bit that way with mapping software ... but I really do think I've got a pretty compelling example to show that SAS maps are better […]

The post Why SAS maps are better than Wikipedia svg maps! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

11月 102016
 

In the US presidential election, each of the 50 states has a certain number of electoral votes, based on the population. Typically, most states cast all their electoral votes for the candidate who wins in their state (all or nothing). But states can split their electoral votes if they want […]

The post You need a custom map, for US presidential election results! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

11月 042016
 

Elections in the US are a 'target rich environment' for data analysts. There are surveys and forecasts before the election, and the presentation of results during and after the voting. What's your favorite election-related graph of all time? For the current (2016) presidential election, my favorite graphs are on the […]

The post Your chance to vote ... for your favorite election graph! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

9月 082016
 

In the past, a large percentage of US workers have been union members, and the unions could exert a big influence on elections. How powerful are the unions these days, an where do they wield the most influence? Let's map it out... In 1954, almost 35% of US workers belonged to […]

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