The 40 weirdest (and best) charts we've made in this long, weird year

The 40 weirdest (and best) charts we’ve made in this long, weird year

Throughout 2020, FiveThirtyEight’s visual journalists covered historic elections, an unprecedented year in sports, a raging pandemic, and an economy in free fall. To round out this long, strange, and difficult year, we’re continuing our tradition of celebrating the best – and craziest – charts we’ve released in the past 12 months. Charts are grouped by topic, but are not listed in any particular order. Click on any of these to read the story in which they were originally set out. Enjoy!


2020 election


COVID-19 and its economic impact

Did you like this long list of weird charts? Then boy, do we have content in the archives for you! Check out our lists from 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

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