“sotu-2014” Charts

Teachers Were Never The Problem »

Social science research over the last few decades has shown that two thirds of student achievement is a product of…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 551
Score: 12

Raising the Minimum Wage is a Political No-Brainer »

Raising the minimum wage is simply not a controversial issue — except on Capitol Hill. Poll after poll reveals that…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 725
Score: 12

GOP-Backed Voting Laws Target And Hurt Young Minority Voters »

A new report highlights the numerous ways “young voters of color” are affected by restrictive voting laws that have been…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 896
Score: 10

Least Productive Year for Congress »

As of the end of November, Congress has passed only 52 bills since January, making 2013 the third consecutive year…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 357
Score: 7

How Many People Has Obamacare Helped? Millions And Millions »

All we have now is estimates, as some states are reporting signups and some are announcing actual enrollment numbers. As…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 1167
Score: 5

Fast-Food Workers Organize Protests To Demand Living Wage »

The fast-food industry is a $200 billion business, yet many chains offer wages just a dollar above the federal minimum…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 1682
Score: 5

Obamacare Early Enrollment: It's Supposed to Be Slow »

If there’s one chart that’s soothing Obamacare supporters, it’s this one. Only .003% of those Massachusetts residents who signed up…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 182
Score: 4

Gender Wage Gap Projected to Close in Year 2058 »

Most Women Working Today Will Not See Equal Pay during their Working Lives.

IWPR
by: IWPR
views: 340
Score: 4

Is the American Dream Dead? »

A study into American income inequality reveals just how dire the situation has become. The American Dream seems closer to…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 135
Score: 3

One Year After Newtown, Little Progress Made on Gun Reform »

A NYT report shows just how little progress has been made on gun reform since Newtown. In 2013, “about 1,500”…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 274
Score: 3

Americans Favor Path for Illegals to Stay, Not Citizenship »

Americans overwhelmingly believe current immigration policy needs major changes, with 35% contending it requires a complete overhaul. The predominant perspective…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 79
Score: 3

5 Cuts Congress Can Make Instead of Punishing the Unemployed »

Congress is about to make a million of the nation’s most unfortunate citizens a little more unfortunate by simply doing…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 264
Score: 2

The Costs of Our Overseas Military Presence »

Americans have long been frustrated by inequitable burden sharing, with many of our wealthy allies spending a fraction of what…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 572
Score: 2

Teacher Salary by Country »

Average salaries for teachers varies greatly around the world. All salaries are shown in US dollars. See also: savvyroo.com/chart-3427438858…

T S
by: T S
views: 1296
Score: 2

Minimum Wage to Increase in California »

California Governor Jerry Brown recently approved a $2 minimum wage increase, set to take full effect by January 2016. This…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 243
Score: 2

Average Student Loan Debt Has Increased 177% Since 1989 »

With the cost of a college education continually on the rise, student debt has shot up tremendously in recent years.…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 342
Score: 2

Americans Do a 180 on How to Deal with Illegal Immigration »

Within the span of this relatively young decade, Americans significantly changed their attitudes on illegal immigration, as seen through a…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 55
Score: 2

Record Number View Immigration as a Good Thing for America »

The number of Americans that view immigration as a 'good thing' has jumped to a record high after a 13…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 45
Score: 2

Bipartisan "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act" Proposed in Senate »

Earlier this month, a bipartisan coalition of 27 Senators introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act, which makes it clear…

RJC
by: RJC
views: 190
Score: 1

Obamacare, Minimum Wage Hike Would Increase Labor Costs »

A proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, coupled with existing employer mandates from Obamacare, would increase the minimum cost…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 89
Score: 1

Republicans More Likely Than Dems to View Israel Favorably »

Seventy-eight percent of Republicans surveyed said they view Israel favorably, while just 60 percent of Democrats felt the same.

RJC
by: RJC
views: 97
Score: 1

Health Care Debacle Costs Obama Dearly »

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen sharply because of the botched launch of his signature health care plan, says…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 208
Score: 1

Personal Healthcare Costs On The Decline »

Measured as a share of nominal GDP, spending on health care services has actually fallen slightly over the last year.…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 179
Score: 1

Minimum Wage: States Pick Up Where Fed Government Falters »

It has been over four years since Congress raised the federal minimum-wage. By all of the commonly used benchmarks –…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 99
Score: 1

There's Something Seriously Wrong With How We Watch TV »

While over one-in-three Americans tuned in for the most recent Super Bowl Championship, only about a tenth watched the President's…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 53

If ACA Continues Cost-Control, Long-Term Debt Crisis Fades »

The growth of Medicare’s costs has slowed dramatically since 'Obamacare' was first passed, even as Baby Boomers began retiring. In…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 221

Democrat Help Wanted/95% of GOP Senators back Iran sanctions »

To date, 95% of GOP Senators (43 of 45) have cosponsored S. 1881, the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act. In…

RJC
by: RJC
views: 341

Congress Needs to Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance »

1.3 million Americans lost unemployment benefits once 2014 began--we can't let them lose anymore.

Jessica Garber
by: Jessica Garber
views: 114

Republicans Grossly Out Of Touch With The Public On Iran »

This week, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) outlined the hardline alternative to the president’s Iran negotiations. What would the public think…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 145

Obamacare Will Not Lead to Higher Price Plans for Most »

The ACA will probably force about 3% of Americans to buy higher-quality, more expensive health plans. Another 3% will have…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 45

Gaming the System: Corporate Tax Dodging »

Wealthy corporations have become incredibly skilled at avoiding taxes. Shifting overseas, creating sham headquarters in tax haven countries, and even…

Americans Strongly Support Corporate Tax Reform »

American's reject corporate tax loopholes.

Citizens for Tax Justice
by: Citizens for Tax Justice
views: 47

Despite Mass Shootings, Americans Still Against Gun Bans »

Despite the recent mass shootings such as Newton CT and the US Naval Yard, the majority of Americans are still…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 33

U.S. Energy Production Led By Oil and Gas »

Though many Americans may not realize it, the U.S. is producing considerably more of its own energy. Last year the…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 53

What Influences Childhood Obesity? »

While access to grocery stores was previously thought to be a primary factor in childhood obesity, new research suggests income…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 24

Dim Retirement Prospects for Americans, Except Most Affluent »

Before the 1980s, working Americans did not concern themselves with retirement savings: traditional pensions with guaranteed monthly retirement payments were…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 79
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