Our 51 Best (and Weirdest) Charts of 2021

In 2021, FiveThirtyEight’s visual journalists told stories about the pandemic, the political impasse and the world of sports. We fought to make our work more accessible and hone our storytelling. Despite all this, we kept it strange. Currently we Continue our tradition celebration our best and wackiest charts of the year. Here are some of our favorites, grouped by topic but in no particular order. If you want more context for these (weird and wonderful) charts, feel free! You can click on any of them to read the stories they were originally in.

Politics


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Sports


COVID-19


The science


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Olympic Games in Tokyo


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And last but not least, check out this calendar for the results of our debate on when each season starts.

Did you enjoy this long list of weird charts? Then boy, we have archived content for you! Check out our listings from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 as well as 2014.

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