Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
Mass incarceration harms the health of prisoners, their families and the people who work in detention centers.
How do diverse movies fare in the international box office? What time do trolls like to post their comments? We look back on some of this year's most intriguing graphs and maps.
Your guide to a public health crisis that's likely to get worse.
Food assistance – like SNAP benefits – can have far-ranging impacts on a person's health and well-being.
Every American shoots off almost a pound of fireworks a year, on average, and their growing personal use is causing injuries to climb.
Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.