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Controversial Charts

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POLL Does a country's wealth come from its energy use? Plotting countries by their wealth and energy use shows a clear correlation. Is energy use the cause of wealth or does wealth simply creates the ability to consume energy? Clearly,...

Can countries stay wealthy while using considerably, say 50%, less energy?

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POLL On a percentage basis, it is much more likely to be killed by a Muslim "terrorist" in the US than a Right-Wing "extremist". Does it feel that way? Related Links: ...

Who are you afraid of?

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POLL Why do children raised in same-sex households appear to have worse life outcomes? There are several ways to interpret this data. The first is that adoption in same-sex households may result in worse outcomes than for opposite-sex ...

Should same-sex couples be discouraged to adopt?

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POLL Why does the worldwide IQ distribution appear to match racial IQ differences seen in multi-racial countries? Since the majority of the countries of the world have majority of one racial / ancestral group, racism seems unlikely a ...

IQ differences between countries is due to...

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POLL Is it fair that actresses are younger and have shorter careers than actors? It's long been the case that leading men are paired up with younger women. This chart shows the age distributions of both sexes in recent years. Is this ...

Is this due to...

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POLL Why are asylum seekers in EU overwhelmingly (military-aged) men? If asylum seekers were fleeing for persecution reasons, does it make sense that most are young men? Source:

The disproportionate amount of young men who are asylum seekers implies...

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POLL Why do young women consider unwanted comments about their appearance as sexual harassment compared to older women?

This is due to...

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POLL Are women aware of the risks of postponing having children? As college educated women postpone marriage and children longer than before, there are increasingly at risk of not having children... even with advancements in IVF and ...

Is it better to wait until one is older to have kids?

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POLL Is this proof that income inequality doesn't appear to be cause of white-black SAT/IQ gap? This chart shows that while SAT scores, which are correlated with IQ, rise with parental income, the score gap is constant. This suggests ...

What factors do you think cause the SAT score gap between different groups?

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POLL Is a multi-cultural society a good thing? At one point, it was expected that immigrants to the US would eventually intermarry and share a unified culture. With changes in immigration policy in the 1960s, immigration demographics ...

Do you anticipate the US to adopt a unifying culture by 2040?

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POLL Why hasn't anti-Muslim sentiment gone down after the spike due to 9/11? Source: FBI Crime Statistics

Over the next decade, do you expect anti-Muslim sentiment in the US to...

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POLL Why does the average IQ of a country appears to decrease as religiosity increases? Since IQ doesn't shoot up if someone loses their religious faith, it is unlikely that religion itself isn't the cause of a country having a lower ...

Is religion good for a country?

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POLL Northern states tend to have more "social capital". How's yours? "Social Capital" is basically the power of friends and family - people one can rely on in times of trouble. While this chart is from 2000, it does show that it is ...

Compared to 10 years ago, do you have more or less "social capital"?

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POLL Most federal revenue comes from income and payroll tax. Is that optimal? Soure:

If you were to increase the % of taxes from one source, which would you choose?

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POLL Why do Blacks have a much higher risk of being murdered by other Blacks than they do from Whites? Post suggested by @AdrianRainbow

Why do you think the media highlights white-on-black killing?

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POLL What can be implied from the fact that African-American homicide rate mirrors African nations while European-American homicide rate is comparable to European nations? Post suggested by @ZuzecaSape

Is this because of...

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POLL Did Obama use federal tax money to fund woke army? Will Biden continue? This chart shows that shortly after the start of the Obama administration, the student loans given by the government start to rise considerably. It is ...

The government should offer loans and grants to:

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POLL Foreign-Born Americans vote overwhelmingly Democrat - so what? Note: as there is no source listed for this chart, please consider it accordingly.

Over the next few election cycles, will this gap...

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Posted by Charter Does a country's wealth come from its energy use?

Posted by Charter Why does the worldwide IQ distribution appear to match racial IQ differences seen in multi-racial countries?

Posted by Charter Why do children raised in same-sex households appear to have worse life outcomes?

Posted by Charter Is it fair that actresses are younger and have shorter careers than actors?

Posted by Charter Why are asylum seekers in EU overwhelmingly (military-aged) men? If asylum seekers were fleeing for persecution reasons, does it make sense that most are young men? Source: [ec.europa.eu]

Posted by Charter Why do young women consider unwanted comments about their appearance as sexual harassment compared to older women?

Posted by Charter Are women aware of the risks of postponing having children?

Posted by Charter Is this proof that income inequality doesn't appear to be cause of white-black SAT/IQ gap?

Posted by Charter Is a multi-cultural society a good thing?

Posted by Charter Why hasn't anti-Muslim sentiment gone down after the spike due to 9/11? Source: FBI Crime Statistics [fbi.gov]

Posted by Charter Why does the average IQ of a country appears to decrease as religiosity increases?

Posted by Charter Northern states tend to have more "social capital". How's yours?

Posted by Charter Most federal revenue comes from income and payroll tax. Is that optimal? Soure: [pgpf.org]

Posted by Charter On a percentage basis, it is much more likely to be killed by a Muslim "terrorist" in the US than a Right-Wing "extremist". Does it feel that way?

Posted by Charter Why do Blacks have a much higher risk of being murdered by other Blacks than they do from Whites? Post suggested by @AdrianRainbow

Posted by Charter What can be implied from the fact that African-American homicide rate mirrors African nations while European-American homicide rate is comparable to European nations? Post suggested by @ZuzecaSape

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