Our 51 Best (And Weirdest) Charts Of 2021

In 2021, FiveThirtyEight’s visual journalists told stories about the pandemic, political stalemate, and the world of sport. We fought to make our work more accessible and sharpen our storytelling. With everything we thought it was strange. Now we’re continuing our tradition of celebrating our best – and weirdest – charts of the year. Here are some of our favorites, grouped by topic, but in no particular order beyond that. If you want more context for these (weird and wonderful) diagrams, don’t be shy! You can click on any of them to read the stories they originally ran in.

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Finally, check out this calendar with the results of our debate about the start of each season.

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Did you like this long list of weird charts? Then boy, do we have archive content for you! Check out our lists of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

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