Visualization can be applied to pretty much any field; it helps to tell stories by curating data into a form that's easier to understand, highlighting any trends and outliers. And there's no place on the internet that is as obsessed with it as r/DataIsBeautiful.

The subreddit runs on a simple mission: to collect visualizations that effectively convey information. But the way its 16 million members go about it is anything but. There are no fake numbers, goofball statistics, and trivial analysis—just legitimate facts, portrayed in aesthetically pleasing ways. Such a delicate balance.

We at Bored Panda have already covered it once but when a community is that big, you know it's gonna keep delivering quality content so we just had to make an update. Enjoy!

#1

Symptomatic Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections

Symptomatic Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections

DarrenLu Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

Get vaccinated.

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#2

World Elevation Map, Including Bathymetry (Ocean Floor)

World Elevation Map, Including Bathymetry (Ocean Floor)

JoeWDavies Report

Falcon
Community Member
10 months ago

This would be amazing on a wall.

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One of the subreddit's moderators, u/PHealthy, took some time out of their day to tell Bored Panda about the latest r/DataIsBeautiful news. "Obviously, these days COVID is a very popular topic, and [our posts] frequently make r/all but really anything topical/trending tends to do well," they explained.

"So for instance, a Nobel prize or school shooting post would probably do well. But a soundly made novel DataViz always tends to do well, e.g. Tyler's recent post. But meta posts can do very well, too. So really it's all about balancing DataViz presentation with the topic being relatable, all the better if it's Reddit-related."

#3

The Massive Decrease In Worldwide Infant Mortality From 1950 To 2020 Is Perhaps One Of Humanity's Greatest Achievements

The Massive Decrease In Worldwide Infant Mortality From 1950 To 2020 Is Perhaps One Of Humanity's Greatest Achievements

abu_doubleu Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

If you're white in the U.S., your infant mortality rate is 4.8. If you're Black in the U.S., your infant mortality rate is 10.8. Racism in healthcare is real, and not enough people know that.

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#4

There Are More Cows Than People In The States Colored Blue

There Are More Cows Than People In The States Colored Blue

toddrjones Report

Pearl
Community Member
10 months ago

Moo!

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Let's pause and think for a moment. 16 million people is a huge audience. (And I'm not even talking about making it to Reddit's front page). One that many publishers would be proud of. Reaching such a number with just organic growth is proof that people really value r/DataIsBeautiful.

As my colleague Jonas pointed out in his text, the moderator team is purposefully left as a small group of professionals who focus on data visualization at some part of their lives.

Plus, the subreddit treats its original content creators as "first-class citizens," constantly engaging them and making sure they're credited and acknowledged for their work. As always, we provide a link to each post that we feature as well (you can find it under the pictures), so if you're interested in some particular visualization, follow it to its roots — there's usually an interesting discussion in the comments, too.

"We bring a data-centric view of the world to millions of people every day—from important information about the COVID-19 pandemic all the way to a random dude's daily bowel movements—and our community prides itself in that fact. For example, we had community members posting analyses and projections of COVID-19 trends back in January and February 2020—well before anyone in the U.S. was taking the pandemic seriously. r/DataIsBeautiful is THE place to go when you want to see the signal through the noise of hectic daily life,” one of the moderators explained in the earlier Bored Panda piece.

#5

Countries With A Higher Life Expectancy Than The United States (World Health Organization 2019)

Countries With A Higher Life Expectancy Than The United States (World Health Organization 2019)

TheRedditHike Report

Abhinc
Community Member
10 months ago

the US are the only developed country where life expectancy decreases ... it even dropped 18 months due to COVID-19 !! (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Health Statistics.) the largest drop since World War II. this decrease was 8.5 times greater than in peer countries, where life expectancy dropped by 0.22 years. maybe ... healthcare could help !!?

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#6

This Map Shows All Of The Earthquakes With A Magnitude Greater Than 5.0 Over The Last 20 Years

This Map Shows All Of The Earthquakes With A Magnitude Greater Than 5.0 Over The Last 20 Years

symmy546 Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
10 months ago

They outline the tectonic plates. This is both beautiful and scary (especilly for people living in the red areas).

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#7

Digital Elevation Model Of Greece

Digital Elevation Model Of Greece

JoeWDavies Report

troufaki13
Community Member
10 months ago

We're not just islands and sea! We also have beautiful mountains! It's a quite diverse country :)

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Even with so many members, u/PHealthy believes that r/DataIsBeautiful retains a certain character, "unique to this corner of Reddit in regards to churning out decent DataViz posts. Of course, the creators take center stage with their amazing original content but (not to pat my own back) fairly strict moderation is a big part of keeping the community unique and also keeps the sub from turning into just another garbage re-posting karma farm like a lot of subs on Reddit."

The human brain processes visual information better than it processes text — so the charts, graphs, and other elements found on r/DataIsBeautiful can be very powerful — you understand exactly what they're telling you. Something tells me this isn't the last time we'll feature this awesome subreddit.

#8

The 2020 Election If Only People Under 45 Voted

The 2020 Election If Only People Under 45 Voted

BLAZENIOSZ Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
10 months ago

This means there should be hope for the future…and by this I mean a future without Trump in it.

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#9

The Highest-Grossing Media Franchises Of All Time

The Highest-Grossing Media Franchises Of All Time

Dremarious Report

Daria B
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, that Anpanman was a surprise, honestly. Didn't encounter him anywhere outside Korea, to be honest. Not even in Japan itself.

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#10

Each Vertical Band Contains 1% Of The Earth's Population

Each Vertical Band Contains 1% Of The Earth's Population

alexmijowastaken Report

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
10 months ago

This map hurts my eyes

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#11

English Alphabet Organised By Each Letter's Note In Abc Song

English Alphabet Organised By Each Letter's Note In Abc Song

william_5 Report

Jon Steensen
Community Member
10 months ago

I find it rather ironic that only the "G" corosponds to its note. The rest of them is sung on a different note than the letter says.

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#12

Average Yearly Sunshine Hours Of Germany

Average Yearly Sunshine Hours Of Germany

mate-g Report

Pearl
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Off topic, but the colors here are just so pretty!

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#13

Who Makes More: Teachers Or Cops?

Who Makes More: Teachers Or Cops?

academiaadvice Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

Fascinating! The areas with the better paid teachers (comparatively) have some of the lowest graduation rates... They also have some of the highest police brutality rates.

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#14

Google Searches For Different Emotions During Each Hour Of The Day And Night

Google Searches For Different Emotions During Each Hour Of The Day And Night

desfirsit Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

Ugh, morning people aren't only annoying, they're happy about it, too?!

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#15

"What Is One Country That You Will Never Visit Again?" Answers From R/Askreddit

"What Is One Country That You Will Never Visit Again?" Answers From R/Askreddit

stkfig Report

parmadillo
Community Member
10 months ago

This is somewhat misleading, as the very worst countries are ones no one visited in the first place.

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#16

World Leaders By Age

World Leaders By Age

jkim088 Report

Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
10 months ago

Aquaman is less than 39 then.

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#17

Comparing Emissions Sources - How To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint More Effectively

Comparing Emissions Sources - How To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint More Effectively

lfg10101 Report

Auntriarch
Community Member
10 months ago

Yay, I've evened out my beef with compost and light bulbs!

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#18

35% Of "Entry-Level" Jobs On Linkedin Require 3+ Years Of Experience

35% Of "Entry-Level" Jobs On Linkedin Require 3+ Years Of Experience

brixu Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

It's fine if your job isn't an entry-level job, but then it shouldn't be paying entry-level wages.

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#19

Where Are The World's Airports? This Map Shows Locations Of The Worlds Airports And Heliports

Where Are The World's Airports? This Map Shows Locations Of The Worlds Airports And Heliports

symmy546 Report

Abhinc
Community Member
10 months ago

biggest airport worldwide by size : King Fahd International Airport, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 776 km2 !!! but only 3,675 hectares of that space is being utilized for airport facilities (less than 5 percent of the available space). it is also the least busy in terms of passenger traffic among the 15 biggest airports worldwide, barely breaking past 10 million in annual passengers served. so you could say that the largest airport in the world is also the most unproductive.

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#20

Where Can You Afford To Live On The Minimum Wage In The United States?

Where Can You Afford To Live On The Minimum Wage In The United States?

loveandwars Report

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
10 months ago

So, there is not one state in which you can afford to live on the minimum wage?

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#21

Knight Moves - A Simple Table I Made Showing The Importance Of Keeping Your Knights Near The Middle Of The Chessboard

Knight Moves - A Simple Table I Made Showing The Importance Of Keeping Your Knights Near The Middle Of The Chessboard

IconicIsotope Report

Anggi Santika
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I'm not a chess player, but why would you put your knight at the corner? Considering how it moves, corner is the worst place.

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#22

The Top 15 Countries (Apart From Sweden) In Which The People Who Currently Live In Sweden Were Born

The Top 15 Countries (Apart From Sweden) In Which The People Who Currently Live In Sweden Were Born

desfirsit Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
10 months ago

So 20% immigrants?

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#23

California Is The World's 5th Largest Economy. Here Are The Top 5

California Is The World's 5th Largest Economy. Here Are The Top 5

JPAnalyst Report

Shelp
Community Member
10 months ago

The first one being the US with or without California?

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#24

Maps Showing Water Shortages During May Have Become Increasingly Extreme In California

Maps Showing Water Shortages During May Have Become Increasingly Extreme In California

sdbernard Report

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
10 months ago

Turn off your AC and stop watering all the lawns.

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#25

Yearly Road Deaths Per Million People Across The US And The EU. This Calculation Includes Drivers, Passengers, And Pedestrians Who Died In Car, Motorcycle, Bus, And Bicycle Accidents. 2018-2019 Data

Yearly Road Deaths Per Million People Across The US And The EU. This Calculation Includes Drivers, Passengers, And Pedestrians Who Died In Car, Motorcycle, Bus, And Bicycle Accidents. 2018-2019 Data

maps_us_eu Report

Fora Nakit
Community Member
10 months ago

Now I know why US driving license is not valid in my country.

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#26

Capitol Insurrection Arrests Per Million People By State

Capitol Insurrection Arrests Per Million People By State

reddit.com Report

Abhinc
Community Member
10 months ago

can we stop calling this insurrection ?? this was an attempted coup by armed fascist terrorists

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#27

Wordcloud Of Angela Merkel From Her Speeches Of Last 4 Years

Wordcloud Of Angela Merkel From Her Speeches Of Last 4 Years

AyyBeeShafi Report

Kesam
Community Member
10 months ago

So the German chancellor uses the word Germany a lot. Quelle surprise! 😄

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#28

If All 533 Million Compromised Facebook Accounts Were A Country

If All 533 Million Compromised Facebook Accounts Were A Country

Iwontberedditfamous Report

Beth Sito
Community Member
10 months ago

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#29

What If You Bought $100 Worth Of X A Year Ago?

What If You Bought $100 Worth Of X A Year Ago?

theimpossiblesalad Report

Shelp
Community Member
10 months ago

What the heck is dogecoin??

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#30

Movies With The Greatest Difference Between Rotten Tomatoes Critic And Audience Ratings

Movies With The Greatest Difference Between Rotten Tomatoes Critic And Audience Ratings

lookatnum Report

Peppy Piplup
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm pretty sure that Captain Marvel was review bombed before the movie was even released, which explains the audience rating....

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