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University of Utah Makes the Pie Chart Interactive

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: eurekalert.org
The 2008 presidential election has made everyone a political pundit, but up until now, election polls have been hard to categorize and break down. Most of the election polls that are on television are fine for most people; they show the general aggregated numbers, and some go a step further and break them down by gender. But those general numbers aren’t enough to satisfy journalists or otherwise inquisitive people.

The University of Utah has created software that will make decoding election polls far easier. Want to know how full-time versus part-time students in a college town in the Midwest--or upstate California, for that matter--plan to vote? Simply drag and drop your selected parameters into the radial chart, and data from election polls will readjust accordingly.

Want to manipulate information from election polls to see how black women with incomes over $50,000 plan to vote? You can do that too. The drag-and-drop functionality of the software created by the University of Utah ensures the radial chart will repopulate immediately.