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Visualizing the 118th Congress

by Morgan Stevens
A data viz on the number of men named John, James, or William in the Senate and the number of women in the senate

Axios, an online news publication, has created a visualization comparing the percentage of male senators with the name John, James, William, with the percentage of female senators from the 1st Congress to the 118th Congress. The percentage of men with the names John, James, William, is shown in green, the percentage of men with other names is shown in gray, and the percentage of women who served as senators is shown in purple. According to the visualization, 15 percent of senators-elect in the 118th Congress are named John, James, William, or a related name, while 25 percent of senators-elect are women. 

Take a look.

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