Political Infographics

A Royal Price Tag: The Cost of the Monarchy

The British monarchy is steeped in history, tradition – and cost. The money the monarchy surrenders back to the government (from the Crown Estate) makes up for these costs, but the figures are significant.It’s all laid out in the following infographic published by Confused.com.

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Taxes on Americas Favorite Beverage: Soda

The concept of a soda tax (which is an additional tax) is very controversial in America and it’s an issue that has yet to be resolved say John Block, MD, of Harvard Medical School, commenting on whether states should increase taxes on soda in order to reduce obesity. But is this the real reason behind this tax? The following infographic published by Turbo Tax explores the issue.

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Illinois Primary Results: Republican Presidential Candidates Index

HighBeam Research tracked the traditional media, twitter and blogger attention each Republican presidential candidate received during the week leading up to the Illinois primary and compared it to the final primary results. They also took a look at a recent Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll to see who earned the voters’ prediction. Did the candidate receiving the most buzz also receive the most votes?

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How Social Ads Will Win the Election Ad Wars

Advertising in the social ecosystem offers presidential candidates bigger results than tweeting and Facebooking alone. Mainstream media is already asking: how big a role will social ads play in the 2012 presidential election? 140 Proof reviewed data from the 2004 and 2008 elections as well as recent reporting from AdAge, Adweek, and eMarketer in order to create this infographic about the 2012 landscape for political advertising.

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Blood Diamonds On The High Street

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

In 2003 the United Nations introduced the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to certify that diamonds are conflict free. The KPCS defines conflict diamonds as those which are funding rebel armies in areas of conflict. One flaw in the process is that it does not recognize governments who are committing acts of violence in their own country.

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Navigating Political Terminology in an Election Year

Political terms are constantly being thrown around in media, and it can be a challenge to keep up with the language. Terms such as “bailout,” “caucus,” “filibuster” and others leaver those listening scrambling for a dictionary or googling the term to find out what it means. This infographic from Rasmussen College that will help you successfully navigate the political sphere.

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Super Tuesday 2012: Republican Presidential Candidates Index

HighBeam Research measured the media attention surrounding each GOP contender in the ten states of Super Tuesday to determine which candidate had been receiving the most buzz leading up to the primaries. In recent 2012 primaries, candidates’ media attention could often be linked directly to primary victories, but did the same hold true for the Super Tuesday elections?

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Primary Results: Did Media Attention Predict Romney’s Arizona and Michigan Victories?

HighBeam Research measured the media attention surrounding each GOP contender in Arizona and Michigan to determine which candidate had been receiving the most buzz leading up to the primaries. In recent 2012 primaries, candidates’ media attention could often be linked directly to primary victories, and the same held true for the Arizona and Michigan primaries on February 28th.

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