A Messy Connected Scatterplot

Last year, I wrote a blog post about how U.S. presidents have limited influence over the economy. As part of that post, I showed the relationship between the unemployment rate and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly…

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SNAP Participation & Outreach

I am trying to visualize the relationship between Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (“food stamps”) participation and community outreach by state (data here). I started with a scatterplot, which showed a strong positive correlation between the two variables, but the (potential causal) relationship…

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