President Trump heads into his first address to Congress with the lowest job approval of any chief executive since Dwight D. Eisenhower, when Gallup began tracking the initial months of a president’s term. Mr. Trump’s record-low approval rating is because of high disapproval among Democrats and independents, but masks the considerable satisfaction Republicans feel with his presidency so far.
Nine films are nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday. In what parts of the country was each contender the most popular? We wanted to find out for a few reasons. There has been an increasing disconnect between films that are hits and films that Hollywood honors.
After attending each year since 2006, I had to skip the convention in 2015 and 2016 because I now live in Seoul. But I’m making the long journey to Florida this year, and I wanted to know how many people would be there.
The fine folks at IRE graciously shared historical attendance data with me:
It’s unclear if Mr. Trump could carry out the deportations he has proposed without violating due process, especially at the scale and speed he has suggested. The last time the United States carried out mass deportations was when President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized military-style roundups to expel hundreds of thousands of Mexicans in 1954.
Select a county of the bridges in are structurally deficient. That is the national average of 9.4%. See county details Percent structurally deficient bridges by county Bridges are rated by a sufficiency rating that is an overall measure based on inspector ratings of many aspects of the bridge’s top deck and underlying structure.
While looking for some North Korean flight data, I stumbled upon this visualization of the isolated country’s national airspace. It shows hundreds of flights in and around South Korea and Japan — but only a handful traveling to or through North Korea. Fascinating.
I recently stumbled upon the U.S. Department of Energy’s alternative fuels data center, a clearinghouse for information on transportation technology. Inside there’s a handy station locator tool allowing users to find fueling centers for specific types of vehicles.
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It’s Valentine’s Day, a perfect time to note that the marriage rate in the United States has been on a steady decline for decades, save for a brief spike in 2012.
Here’s the rate per 1,000 people since 1997:
You can also view that rate by state. What’s up with you, Hawaii? (I’ve excluded Nevada, which skewed the axes for all the small multiples because of its freewheeling marriage culture). There are some interesting trends here, but most states remain relatively close to the national rate:
Here’s the 2015 marriage rate, by state, on a tile grid map: