The New York Times charts the inexorable liberalization of America on social issues. But there's a caveat!
The article's thrust is that gun control and abortion are exceptions: "The second category of major issues is different. In it, both sides in the debate are often able to make a rights-based argument. … That’s why the second set of issues defies the confident predictions that come with the first."
The number of Americans calling for more gun control has trended down to under fifty percent, but to cast that abortion chart as a similar exception seems a stretch: Americans who are OK with it has gone up from 75% to 80% in the last few decades.
I'm not sure I believe it (most polls put it Americans about net 55/40 OK with abortion). But either way, the imposition of brutal burdens on pregnant women has become a legislative candle in the dark for conservatism. It's hard not to think last week is only the beginning of their misery.
Cheer up, guys: you'll still have your guns!
Missing from the Times' roundup is a climate change chart.
CONCLUSION: Your annoying uncle who proudly declares "social liberal, fiscal conservative" in his smug, nasal voice is winning.
Yahoo News’ Adriana Belmonte reports on the fastest-growing jobs in America. Construction and extraction jobs are in high demand in the U.S., along with installation, maintenance, and repair services. Production jobs are also quickly developing, as are mathematical and technology-focused occupations.
Charted by /u/draypresct at Reddit, this shows the death rates due to unintentional injuries by age for men and women. Data from the CDC National Vital Statistics System. Cause of death methodology and other data descriptions here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality/lcwk1_hr.htm edit: I used Microsoft Excel to make the graph. The data I used were the tables that […]
Inkoativ charted income per day against population and animated the “mountains” that result for each continent. Click through to watch the developing world, well, develop. [via Data Is Beautiful]
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