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  • Measuring Corruption October 1, 2014 Measuring Corruption

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Why the U.S. Should Oppose the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court," by Brett D. Schaefer, Steven Groves, and James M. Roberts. Transparency International measures corruption by country in its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. No country had a perfect score in 2013, and

  • U.N. Programme Budget for the Biennium September 22, 2014 U.N. Programme Budget for the Biennium

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "A U.S. Agenda for the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly," by Brett D. Schaefer. Source: United Nations, Programme Budget for the Biennium 2004–2005, A/58/6/Add. 1, pp. 84–85; United Nations, Programme Budget for the Biennium 2008-2009, A/62/6/Add. 1, pp. 122–124; United Nations,

  • Russia Lags Behind World in Most Categories of Economic Freedom September 17, 2014 Russia Lags Behind World in Most Categories of Economic Freedom

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Terry Miller, Anthony B. Kim, and Kim R. Holmes, 2014 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation and Dow

  • Russia's GDP Growth September 17, 2014 Russia's GDP Growth

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Federal State Statistics Service, “Valovoy vnutrenniy produkt (v tsenakh 2008 g., mlrd. rub.)” (“Gross Domestic Product (in 2008

  • Russia: Little Improvement in Economic Freedom September 17, 2014 Russia: Little Improvement in Economic Freedom

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Russia’s score in the Index of Economic Freedom has changed little in the past 20 years. It remains just above the “Repressed” category. Source:

  • Russia's Foreign Debt September 17, 2014 Russia's Foreign Debt

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Central Bank of Russia, “Vneshniy dolg Rossiyskoy Federatsii (mln. Doll. SShA)” (“Foreign Debt of the Russian Federation (in millions

  • Poverty Rate, 1947-2012 September 15, 2014 Poverty Rate, 1947-2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Figures for 1947–1958: Gordon Fisher, “Estimates of the Poverty Population Under the Current Official Definition for Years Before 1959,”

  • Total Families with Children, 1959-2012 September 15, 2014 Total Families with Children, 1959-2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, “Historical Poverty Tables—People,” Table 2,

  • Families with Children in Official Poverty, 1959-2012 September 15, 2014 Families with Children in Official Poverty, 1959-2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, “Historical Poverty Tables—People,” Table 2,

  • Total Means-Tested Welfare Spending and Official Poverty Rate, 1947 2012 September 15, 2014 Total Means-Tested Welfare Spending and Official Poverty Rate, 1947 2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Poverty figures for 1947–1958: Gordon Fisher, “Estimates of the Poverty Population Under the Current Official Definition for Years Before

  • Self-Sufficiency: Percentage of Individuals Who Live in Poverty (Excluding Welfare Benefits) September 15, 2014 Self-Sufficiency: Percentage of Individuals Who Live in Poverty (Excluding Welfare Benefits)

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Figures for 1950–1958: Gordon Fisher, “Estimates of the Poverty Population Under the Current Official Definition for Years Before 1959,”

  • Unwed Birth Rate, All Races, 1945-2012 September 15, 2014 Unwed Birth Rate, All Races, 1945-2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National

  • No Holdup for Obama's Nominees for Federal Courts September 15, 2014 No Holdup for Obama's Nominees for Federal Courts

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Obama’s Greatest Legacy: Remaking the Federal Courts," by Elizabeth Slattery. In the first 19 months of President Obama’s second term in office, 104 of his judicial nominees have been confirmed. That’s more than twice the number of confirmations for President George W. Bush during the same

  • Banks Not Short on Single-Family Mortgages September 15, 2014 Banks Not Short on Single-Family Mortgages

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Reinflating the Housing Bubble?" by Norbert Michel. Bank lending for single-family mortgages has been on the decline recently, but only after spiking dramatically in 2004, and figures remain above the 1996–2003 average. Source: FDIC. Tags: Federal-Housing-Finance-Agency, FHFA,

  • Obamacare contractors strike it big September 13, 2014 Obamacare contractors strike it big

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Of 33 Companies Behind the Obamacare Website, These 6 Got Most of Your Money," by John Fleming and Melissa Quinn. 33 contractors are on track to pull in an estimated $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds to develop and operate HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange, since January 2009. Two-thirds