U.S. State data maps.
August 9, 2010 1:57 PM Subscribe
How do I easily make a map like this
, from data like this
I recently saw a link
correlating State debt to the results of the 2008 Presidential elections. I have a few suspicions about many of the arguments made on that page. Even the site owner claims in the comments, "There is a legitimate role for state debt in the issuing of bonds to build capital projects such as university campuses, roads, and dams."
I don't think debt numbers alone say much without mentioning other stats. I would like to create State GDP and/or per capita income or Debt/Income ratio maps to get a better picture on the economic situation of a state and their voting behavior.