Data Stories

One of our mentors, Nelson Polsby, a political scientist at Berkeley, used to say that “the plural of anecdote is data.” And data can tell stories in ways that elude ordinary language. The stories on this page focus on the visual, with the objective of drawing insights about important historical and comparative patterns.

The authors are constitutional scholars who utilize data from the Comparative Constitutions Project. Sign up for our email list to receive updates about additional stories as they come online.