Data Underload

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How Much Commuting is Too Much?

One person's long commute is another's dream. Another person's normal might be someone else's nightmare. What counts as a long commute depends on where you live. Read More

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Sleep Schedule and Age

From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency. Read More

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Restless Sleep With Age, How Much and When

It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse. Read More

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The Most Gender-Switched Names in US History

We use some names mostly for boys and some mostly for girls, but then there is a small percentage that, over time, switched from one gender to another. Which names made the biggest switch? Read More

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Most Unliked Sandwich

Which sandwich do people not like the most? The winner: the Cheese and Tomato, if that even counts as an actual sandwich. Read More

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Best Burger Ranks

Survey participants were asked to grade fast food burger restaurants on eight criteria. This is how each restaurant ranked. Read More

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Why People Move

The Current Population Survey tracks mobility and migration in the United States. Since 1999, its asked for the reasons people moved from one place to the other. Here are the estimates for the most recent time segment between 2017 and 2018. Notes You can download the historical data for the Current Population Survey here. I stumbled on the dataset via Tom MacWright. I made the chart in R. Relevant tutorial:...

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How the American Work Day Changed in 15 Years

The American Time Use Survey recently released results for 2018. That makes 15 years of data. What's different? What's the same? Read More

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Bachelor’s Degree Movers

As industries change and interests shift, some bachelor's degrees grow more popular while others become less so. Read More

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Differences Between Women and Men’s Everyday with Kids

The day-to-day changes a lot when you have kids. However, it seems to change more for women than it does for men. Read More

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