We are The Economist's Data Journalism Department. Ask us anything!
In 2014 The Economist set up a data team to make our coverage more quantitatively driven and rigorous. Some of our work relies on new data sources, as in our article on the ethnic makeup of Lebanon. Sometimes we produce statistical prediction models, like our recent one that gave Marine Le Pen just a 1% chance of victory before the first round. We’ve used data to illuminate social and economic trends, such as our dive into dark-web drug markets. And we produce visually gripping charts, including one depicting 1,200 years of cherry-blossom dates in Japan. Ask us anything!
Here's some of our stuff:
That's all we've got time for today but thank you for all your questions and we'll try to answer the rest of them shortly. Here's today's Daily chart on post-apocalyptic literature and the Doomsday Clock, and here's our Twitter feed if you want a daily dose of charty goodness.