Charting Germany - Tracking a Nation's Changes

Charting Germany - Tracking a Nation's Changes

Organisation: Zeit Online (Germany)

Publication Date: 04/07/2015


Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Germany marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. East and West Germans took it upon themselves to forge a new country. But what has become of them a quarter of a century later? GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, has collected information about German society every two years since 1980. The German General Social Survey asks the Germans what they think about issues like family, politics, religion and foreigners. We have culled and visualized answers from eastern and western Germans to 15 questions spanning from the early 1990s to 2012. Taken together, their attitudes towards abortion, education, social inequality and patriotism paint a previously unknown picture of German reunification. This interactive storytelling completely based on data enables readers to explore the changing 'German Zeitgeist' of east and west since 1990 simply by scrolling. Credits: Christian Bangel, Julian Stahnke, Kim Albrecht, Paul Blickle, Sascha Venohr, Adrian Pohr

Technologies used for this project:

HTML, Javascript, Python. Developed based on the premise: Mobile first!
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