WorldViews: Maps


Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014

The simple way Google Maps could side-step its Crimea controversy

We see one thing, but Russia could see another.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Maps, Russia, ukraine

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/21/2014

These maps show the chaotic history of Kiev’s protests

Kiev resident Dmytro Vortman has been using his own footwork and media report to map the progression of the protests.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Euromaidan, Kiev, Maps, ukraine

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Where women work, and don’t: A map of female labor force participation around the world

This doesn’t just matter for women’s welfare it matters for a country’s ability to succeed.

By Max Fisher  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gender, Maps

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/12/2014

This map of Syria shows why the war will be so difficult to end

Territory is increasingly divided between several groups, none of them strong enough to win or willing to negotiate.

By Max Fisher  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Syria

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Is U.S. press freedom really ‘plummeting’? Not if you look at the data.

Looking into the data behind the alarming Reporters Without Borders report gives strong reason to doubt this conclusion.

By Max Fisher  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014

This very telling map shows which U.S. ambassadors were campaign bundlers

23 U.S. ambassadors or nominated ambassadors raised money for Obama.

By Max Fisher  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/28/2014

A worrying map of the countries most likely to have a coup in 2014

This complex statistical model predicts the probability of a coup in every country this year.

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Envious of Ukraine, Russians are circulating this satirical map of Russia

A spoof of the Ukrainian protest maps circling the web.

By Kathy Lally  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Russia, ukraine

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/13/2014

40 more maps that explain the world

I’ve searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

By Max Fisher  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/06/2014

This map drives home how bad things are getting in South Sudan

Nearly 200,000 people have been displaced by only three weeks of fighting.

By Max Fisher  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, South Sudan

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

A revealing map of how students around the world test on math, science and reading

The U.S. doesn’t do as poorly as you might think.

By Max Fisher  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013

An alarming map of the 17 countries with possible housing bubbles

Most alarming of all, if least surprising, is China.

By Max Fisher  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/15/2013

8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard

From climate change to the government’s preparation to the size of the storm itself, told in maps.

By Max Fisher  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, The Philippines

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013

A stunning map of depression rates around the world

A new study estimates the global burden of clinical depression.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Want to move abroad? This map shows the best and worst countries to be an expatriate.

China and Thailand are the best for expats, a new study finds.

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Maps, Thailand

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013

How the world’s populations are changing, in one map

This map shows which countries are growing fastest and which are shrinking

By Max Fisher  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, Maps

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.

Yes, slavery still exists even here.

By Max Fisher  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haiti, India, Maps, Pakistan

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

The amazing history of the Nobel Prize, told in maps and charts

The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and 34 percent of its Nobel laureates

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013

These are the best and worst countries to be elderly

The United States is one of the best countries in the world to grow old.

By Max Fisher  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Map: How the world's countries compare on income inequality (the U.S. ranks below Nigeria)

Some economists want to use a new way to measure equality. Here’s what their metric shows.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013

A fascinating map of the world’s happiest and least happy countries

Can you measure happiness? A UN-sponsored Columbia University report set out to try.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.

By Max Fisher  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Syria

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Discussing the 40 maps that explain the world

Two Post foreign correspondents join for a video segment on the maps and their implications.

By Max Fisher  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013

40 maps that explain the world

Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

By Max Fisher  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Meet the world's other 25 royal families

There are emirs, sultans, elected monarchs and even a grand duchy, but their powers vary widely.

By Caitlin Dewey and Max Fisher  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013

A revealing map of how the world views China vs. the U.S.

The U.S. is more popular in most countries, but there are some big exceptions.

By Max Fisher  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Maps, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013

An interactive map of the world's best and worst airports for flight delays

Japan's airports are the most reliable, China's the least, the U.S. does pretty well and the big surprise is in India.

By Max Fisher  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India, Japan, Maps

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Map: Tracking how countries are answering Snowden's asylum requests

Edward Snowden applied for asylum with 21 different countries. Here's who is rejecting him, who hasn't responded and who might say yes.

By Max Fisher  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

This Map shows how America compares to the rest of the world on gay rights

The U.S. is less progressive than much of Western Europe, but grants same-sex union rights to over 120 million people.

By Max Fisher  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Maps

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2013

A map of the countries with the most dangerous roads

A World Health Organization report measures road safety across over 100 countries.

By Max Fisher  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013

A revealing map of the countries that are most and least tolerant of homosexuality

African and Muslim countries score as the least tolerant, with Western and Latin countries the most accepting.

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, Gender, Maps, Philippines, Religion

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/23/2013

A surprising map of where the world's atheists live

According to a 2012 poll, almost half of Chinese consider themselves "convinced atheists"

By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/17/2013

5 insights on the racial tolerance and ethnicity maps, from an ethnic conflict professor

Steve Saideman, who studies some of the issues raised in the maps, expands on some points and pushes back on others.

By Max Fisher  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Somalia

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013

A revealing map of the world's most and least ethnically diverse countries

According to a landmark 2002 study, diversity correlated with lower GDP, worse governance and, interestingly, equatorial latitude.

By Max Fisher  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Map: How the world voted on a U.N. resolution for political transition in Syria

It's revealing to look at the 12 countries that voted in Syria's favor and the 59 that abstained.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Maps, Russia, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries

Survey tracks peoples’ willingness to live alongside neighbors of a different race.

By Max Fisher  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, France, India, Maps, pakistan, South Korea

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Here's a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother

The U.S. scores surprisingly poorly, ranked below Belarus and Lithuania.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/03/2013

A distressing map of religious freedom around the world

Fifteen countries are cited for "systemic, ongoing and egregious" violations of religious liberty.

By Max Fisher  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Religion

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/02/2013

What the Muslim world believes, on everything from alcohol to honor killings, in 8 maps, 5 charts

A sweeping study of Muslim attitudes in dozens of countries turned up some fascinating results

By Max Fisher  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Religion

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Map of the world’s 25 best airports, according to that study Obama is so upset about

President Obama cited a study on the world's best airports to make a larger point about U.S. infrastructure spending.

By Max Fisher  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Map: Why women in some countries still say domestic violence is okay

A new study explores why women in 26 countries reject or accept the "right" of a husband to hit them.

By Max Fisher  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/29/2013

This map of global economic confidence shows optimism finally returning

Gallup's economic confidence index shows where people are optimistic and pessimistic about their futures.

By Max Fisher  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/18/2013

A stereotype-busting map of the countries where children are most likely to get drunk

A study of children in Western countries looked at the likelihood that an adolescent will report having been drunk at least twice.

By Max Fisher  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/18/2013

UNICEF: U.S. kids worse off than many of their Western counterparts

A United Nations study found that American children rate among the lowest in the Western world by metrics of well-being.

By Caitlin Dewey and Max Fisher  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American in Context, Maps

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th)

Among surveyed developed nations, only Romanian children are more likely to fall below the relative poverty line.

By Max Fisher  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Maps

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A surprising map of the countries where banks are most and least trusted

Banks are highly trusted in China and India, but not so much in Europe.

By Max Fisher  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/10/2013

An eye-opening map of which countries execute the most prisoners

China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. still execute the most people, according to a new Amnesty International report

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Offshore world: 2.5 million leaked files reveal stunning extent of global tax havens

The leaks detail more than 120,000 offshore accounts, including some belonging to prominent politicians and businesses

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  British Virgin Islands, Maps

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/22/2013

A revealing map of who wants to move to the U.S.

The world's countries, color-coded by the share of the population that would like to migrate to the U.S.

By Max Fisher  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, Latin America, Maps

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/12/2013

An interesting map of the countries that Americans love, and the ones they don't

A new Gallup poll gauges U.S. public opinion toward 22 foreign countries.

By Max Fisher  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Women's political rights around the world, in one map

The countries where women still can't vote, run for office or sue for sexual harassment

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013

A surprising map of the world's national holidays (only two countries have no national day)

The world is mostly divided between countries that celebrate independence and countries that celebrate unification or revolution.

By Max Fisher  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denmark, Maps, United Kingdom

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Chinese state media release a map showing the spread of 'cancer villages'

A map posted on Weibo suggests China may be closer to acknowledging the link between cancer and pollution.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Maps

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013

A map of the foreign governments that hosted Congressional staff on free trips (China is #1)

According to the data, China hosted more free trips for U.S. members of Congress and senior staff than any other country.

By Max Fisher  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/14/2013

A color-coded map of the countries where people feel the most and least loved

Gallup asked people in 136 countries if they felt "a lot" of love the previous day. Here are their answers as a map.

By Max Fisher  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/12/2013

This map of global Catholic populations shows the church's looming dilemma

Does the church focus on its largest following, in Latin America, its growing base in Africa, or its traditional center in Europe?

By Max Fisher  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Religion

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Map: The world's most and least 'forward-looking' countries, based on Google searches

A new study measures the frequency with which people enter Google searches related to the next or previous year.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/05/2013

A staggering map of the 54 countries that reportedly participated in the CIA's rendition program

The global but secret campaign included help from Iran and Syria, among others.

By Max Fisher  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  C.I.A., Iran, Maps, Syria

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Map: Which countries allow women in front-line combat roles?

The U.S. would join much, but not all, of the Western world in dropping its restriction on servicewomen.

By Max Fisher  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Maps

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Fascinating interactive map: Where U.S. secretaries of state have traveled since 1989

Embedded in this graphic are the stories of 24 years of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy.

By Max Fisher  |  12:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Map: What Europeans think of the EU (Brits really don't like it)

The U.K. is the state where voters are more likely to call EU membership bad for their country.

By Max Fisher  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, The European Experiment, United Kingdom

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Map: The countries most at risk for a coup in 2013

A statistical model suggests that Africa's Sahel region could be worryingly susceptible.

By Max Fisher  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eritrea, Maps

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Who loves and hates America: A revealing map of global opinion toward the U.S.

The world, from Europe to Africa to Asia, has a more favorable opinion of the U.S. than you might think.

By Max Fisher  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, America in Context, China, Global trends, Maps, Turkey

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Our Christian Earth: The astounding reach of the world's largest religion, in charts and maps

A new study from Pew shows Christianity's amazing reach and its vast majorities across several regions.

By Max Fisher  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Religion

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/10/2012

The seven countries where the state can execute you for being atheist

A new report on religious freedom finds severe restrictions on non-believers in several Middle Eastern states.

By Max Fisher  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Maldives, Maps, Mauritania, pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Map: Which of the world's monarchies allow female royal succession

The remaining royal families are about split on the issue of whether to allow women to the throne, with some debating it heatedly.

By Max Fisher  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bahrain, belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Maps, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Coalition of the opposing: Why these 9 countries voted against Palestine at the U.N.

And why did almost half of those votes come from tiny West Pacific island nations?

By Max Fisher  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Israel-Palestine, Maps, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United Nations

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/25/2012

The U.S. is catching up to Europe on gender equality

A map of Europe's gender status by country.

By Max Fisher  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, Gender, Maps

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Who Smokes Most: A surprising map of smoking rates by country

The average Russian adult smokes over 2,700 cigarettes per year.

By Max Fisher  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Global trends, Maps

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The prostitution economy, in one big map

There are 42 million prostitutes in the world. A map shows where they live.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, prostitution, maps

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Dark matter of the universe, in three giant maps

A side of the universe largely unknown to us became just a little bit clearer today after scientists released the largest scale renderings of dark matter yet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, dark matter, maps

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Herman Cain is serious about that foreign policy map

Herman Cain’s new foreign policy is getting skewered.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, maps