Category: Our World in Data

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The world has recently become less democratic

The world has recently become less democratic

See for example: Lührmann, Anna, and Staffan Lindberg. 2019. A third wave of autocratization is here: what is new about it? Democratization 26(7): 109 [...]
We just published a new data explorer on the Environmental Impacts of Food

We just published a new data explorer on the Environmental Impacts of Food

Licenses: All visualizations, data, and articles produced by Our World in Data are open access under the Creative Commons BY license. You have permiss [...]
We just published our Air Pollution Data Explorer

We just published our Air Pollution Data Explorer

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People around the world have gained democratic rights, but some have many more rights than others

People around the world have gained democratic rights, but some have many more rights than others

While the world has become much more democratic over the last 200 years, there are still large differences between countries.As the previous chart sho [...]
The world is awful. The world is much better. The world can be much better.

The world is awful. The world is much better. The world can be much better.

Progress over time shows that it was possible to change the world in the past, but do we know that it’s possible to continue this progress into the fu [...]
Countries around the world have become much more democratic, but there are large differences between them

Countries around the world have become much more democratic, but there are large differences between them

While the world has become much more democratic over the last 200 years, there are still large differences between countries.As the previous chart sho [...]
Five key findings from the 2022 UN Population Prospects

Five key findings from the 2022 UN Population Prospects

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on global population and migration trends.  We know that the confirmed death tol [...]
We just published our new Population and Demography Data Explorer

We just published our new Population and Demography Data Explorer

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Guinea worm disease is close to being eradicated – how was this progress achieved?

Guinea worm disease is close to being eradicated – how was this progress achieved?

Imtiaz, R., Hopkins, D. R., & Ruiz-Tiben, E. (1990). Permanent disability from dracunculiasis. The Lancet, 336(8715), 630. https://doi.org/10.1016 [...]
We just published our Democracy Data Explorer

We just published our Democracy Data Explorer

Licenses: All visualizations, data, and articles produced by Our World in Data are open access under the Creative Commons BY license. You have permiss [...]
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