?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Interesting graphics

So Gallup had an interesting part of their most recent survey of people's attitues for healthcare reform. They asked people to write what they'd tell their congresspeople how to vote.

Nate Silver, from Fivethrirtyeight.com, threw the responses into Wordle, a cloud word generating tool, and this is what he discovered.

The words of the 45 percent of the country who would tell their congresspeople to vote for the bill:



The words of the 48 percent of the country who would tell their congresspeople to vote against the bill.



Nate thought that this was pretty much to be expected, but I still think that it's a great way to fundamentally break down a) the debate and b) the fundamental difference of opinion on what's important in this country. It's my hope that people win.

Tags:

Comments

( 1 comment — Say something )
archaica
Mar. 16th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
It's interesting to think about how for those who are for, those words are no doubt more positively motivated than the opposite.
( 1 comment — Say something )