We’re launching Data Insights

Discover our bite-sized format focused on one chart.

Today we’re launching “Data Insights”, a bite-sized format in which we focus on one of our 4,000+ charts to highlight one important detail about how the world is changing.

The structure of a Data Insight is simple:

A screenshot showing the new design of our Data Insights format

Data Insights focus on single indicators, making comparisons over time or between countries to highlight something important about the world.

These are the first four Data Insights that we published today:

Data Insights will be published regularly on a dedicated feed page. Users can share a link to a specific Data Insight using the “Copy link” button (shown above).

Following the redesign of our homepage we published last week, we have also added a strip linking to the latest Data Insights. This is how they are shown on our homepage:

A screenshot showing the new Data Insights feed on the homepage

Why are we launching Data Insights?

At Our World in Data, we publish a wide range of data covering more than 100 topics. Until now, we’ve used longer written formats to help users understand the data and what it can tell us about the world in detail.

But many important insights about the world are best expressed succinctly.

From our experience of communicating our work on social media, including X/Twitter and Instagram, we know that a clear chart and takeaway is one of the most successful ways our work is shared.

This is where Data Insights come in. We’ve now given these more succinct, digestible takeaways a home on our website.

Of course, we’ll still be publishing articles and other longer-form content. As always, we’re keen to hear feedback on Data Insights and any other aspect of our work – get in touch at or via our Feedback form.

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