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Last updated on October 20, 2016.

The content of this web publication was used and portrayed in a number of media publications. I do not have a complete list of all media coverage, this is the list of media that I am aware of:

# Magazines, Newspapers & Blogs

Nov – Scientific American (USA) – Why Political Pessimism Trumps Optimism – by Michael Shermer

Oct – Anthropocene Magazine – An Anthropocene Journey – By Andrew C. Revkin

Oct 19 – Espectador (Uruguay) – Eduardo Lorier: “Bienvenido al comunismo, Connie Hughes”

Oct 18 – Exploring the effects of healthcare investment on child mortality in R – by Simon Jackson

Oct 18 – Ökonomenstimme (Germany) – Antworten an den Club of Rome – by Hans-Jörg Naumer

Oct 16 – FAZ – Viel BIP, langes Leben Grafik

Oct 14 – Reason – There’s Never Been A Better Time to Be Alive

Oct 17 – 7 datos que demuestran que nuestro mundo es cada vez menos desigual

Oct 13 – Trinidad Express (Trinidad) – UWI double think

Oct 13 – CapX – Why are we determined to deny that things are getting better?

Oct 12 – Does Accelerating Technology Have to Create Dystopia? – Interview with Robin Hanson

Oct 12 – Oxford University – Ageing Nobel Laureates or an Ageing Mankind?

Oct 11 – O’Reilly – Highlights from Next:Economy 2016Roser presentation

Oct 11 – Boing Boing – US people pay more for health care, die sooner than people in other developed countries

Oct 10 – Look – What Men And Women Wanted Out Of Marriage in 1939 Compared to 2016

Oct 8 – Independent – What men and women wanted in marriage in 1939 compared to now

Oct – “ourworldindata: an R data package” – by Simon Jackson (description of a software package)

Oct 6 – Scientific American – Yes, Trump Is Scary, but Don’t Lose Faith in Progress

Oct 2 – Independent (Ireland) – GDP: Fiddling with the most powerful metric in history

March 2016 – Berliner Republik (Germany) – Sozialdemokraten, verlasst das Gebäude!

September 23 – Weser Kurier (Germany) – ‘Frohe Botschaft’ – Article about Our World In Data by Martin Wein

September – Onyx Magazin (Germany) – Lichtblicke im Kampf gegen die Armut
22 September 2016 – New York Times – The Best News You Don’t Know – by Nicholas Kristof

Sept 14 – Helsingen Sanomat (Finland) – Puolittuiko maailman köyhien määrä oikeasti? Köyhyyden rajanveto on mielivaltaista

September 2016 – Resolution Foundation – Examining an Elephant – by Adam Corlett

August 15 – Het gaat ondanks alles ook gewoon heel goed met de wereld (translation of the article by Amy Robinson Sterling)

August 17 – Playground Noticias – ’15 gráficos que demuestran que el mundo no está tan jodido como parece‘ –

August 16 – John Green – Some Good News: 16 Ways 2016 Is Not a Total Dumpster Fire

August 16 – Marginal Revolution – Regulation and Distrust–The Ominous Update – by Alex Tabarrok

August 10 – Huffington Post – Donald Trump Is Communicating With The Reptile In You

August 11 – Zeit (Germany) – Die Welt ist nicht so schlecht, wie Sie glauben

August 11 – Krautreporter – Warum meine Generation besser dran ist als die meiner Eltern

August 7 – NZZ – Unsere Welt kollabiert nicht, ganz im Gegenteil – von Professor Monika Bütler
July 31 – Altavoz (Peru) – La desigualdad está cayendo en América Latina (y en el Perú también) (english: Inequality is falling in Latin America (and in Peru as well))

July 30 – Contrepoints – L’âge d’or du genre humain, c’est maintenant

July 29 – Heise – Themenmolekül: Wie LOLcats, nur eben Wissenschaft – von Peter Glaser

July 27 – Ifogram – Our World in Data: Visualizations with a Conscience

July 23 – Kurier (Austria) – Das Ende extremer Armut wird greifbar (with nicely embedded visualisations from Our World In Data)

July 22 – Berner Zeitung and other swiss newspapers (Switzerland) – Es hat wieder gepiepst

July 22 – La Nación (Argentina) – El que no arriesga no gana

July 20 – New Co – A Deficit of Idealism: Tim O’Reilly on the Next Economy

July 19 – Quartz (USA) – There’s good news to be found in the global economy, if you know where to look – by Matt Philips

July 19 – Seeking Alpha (USA) – Globalization And Its Discontents

July 19 – World Economic Forum – At the height of the Cold War, the US and Soviet Union worked together to eradicate smallpox – by Sean B. Carroll

July 18 – Huffington Post – Volver al 77? (Going back to 77?)

July 12, 2016 – Die Welt wird immer besser – longer portrait of Our World In Data and Max Roser in the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung by Björn Finke

July 10 – Machine Money and People Money – by Tim O’Reilly

July 10 – Global Investigative Journalism Network – Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

July 7 – Reason (USA) – American Pessimism: Only 6 Percent Think the World Is Getting Better

July 7 – Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) – Europe’s troubled future

July 7 – TS (Switzerland; French speaking) Des villes américaines aussi meurtrières que l’Europe médiévale

July 7 – Atlantico (France) – Mondialisation heureuse ? Comment la chute de l’extrême pauvreté masque l’accroissement des inégalités (Good globalization? How the fall of extreme poverty masks growing inequalities)

July 6 – Washington Post – Why living in some U.S. cities is literally like living in the Middle Ages

July 5 – Tech Insider – China is the only country that’s remotely optimistic about the future

July 3 – American Council on Science and Health – Only 6% of Americans Think the World is Getting Better

July 1, 2016 – is now included in the Scout Report of the Uni Wisconsin-Madison

June 27 – Singularity Hub – Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts

June 23 – World Economic Forum – 8 things you need to know about China’s economy

30 May – Noah Smith (USA) – The incredible miracle in poor country development

27 May – World Economic Forum – US and European success was built on free trade. It must be defended – by Carl Bildt (former Prime Minister of Sweden)

25 May – Intellectual Takeout (USA) – The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think

Series with New York University’s Development Research Institute (for example here)

24 May – Welingelichte Kringen (Netherlands) – Echt, het ging nog nooit zo goed met de mensheid

23 May – Geo Hipsters – Interview with Achim Tack & Patrick Stotz

23 May – Prisma (Switzerland) – Interview with Monika Bütler

20 May – – 100 years of global aging – by Zack Beauchamp

19 May – Republica (Guatemala) – “Caída de la pobreza en el mundo” (The decline of poverty in the world)

11 May – Yahoo – Will Famines Become a Thing of the Past?

10 May – New York Times – Here’s Why There’s a Searing Ethiopian Drought Without an Epic Ethiopian Famine

25 April – – We’re winning the war on malaria — and saving millions of lives in the process

25 April – Glamour (France) – Etude : les qualités préférées des femmes chez les hommes en 1939 et 2008

21 April – Salon (USA) – How bad can a Tinder date get?

20 April – Fatherly (USA) – What Guys Are Looking For In A Spouse Has Changed A Fair Bit Since 1939

19 April – Washington Post (USA) and the Independent (UK) – What men and women wanted in a spouse in 1939 — and how different it is today

19 April – World Economic Forum – Bill Gates: Global inequality is falling faster than ever

20 April – Huffington Post (Italy) – Max Roser, economista, realizza un grafico sulle diverse caratteristiche ricercate in un partner dal 1939 ad oggi

19 April – Mother Jones (USA) – In the 21st Century, We All Want Smart, Gorgeous Mates

11 April – New York Times – The Park Service Maps America’s Natural and Human-Made Soundscapes and Silences

9 April – O futuro das coisas (Brazil) – Projeções para a educação até 2050

23 March – Politifact (USA) – Did we really reduce extreme poverty by half in 30 years?

April – KD Nuggets – Our World in Data – A Fantastic Site for Data-driven Analysis

31 March – The Conversation – How data journalism can empower Africans at the polls and beyond (also at other outlets)

2016 – Book – Alberto Cairo – The Truthful Art

CNN – 15 Questions with James Beshara

15 March – Huffington Post (Germany) – ’Teil einer besseren Zukunft: Darum brauchen wir einen kämpferischen Optimismus’ (Part of a better future: This is why we need optimism)

9 March – World Economic Forum – Why you’re probably wrong about immigration

7 March – FAZ – Fazit – das Wirtschaftsboom – Sind die Reichen wirklich so reich? – Austausch zwischen Patrick Bernau und Oxfam

15 December 2015 – World Economic Forum – Why we need to reconnect with the sun

16 February – The Week – In 2050, Chinese politicians will talk about India the way Donald Trump talks about China

16 February – Mail & Guardian Africa – These are the only images you need to understand just how much Africa has changed

31 January – FAZ – Weltbevölkerung: Die Grenzen des Wachstums (world population: the limits to growth)

27 January – Forbes – Another Thing David Graeber Doesn’t Understand: Keynes And Working Hours

22 Jan – The Independent (UK) – Daily catch-up: How goes the War on Want? It is being won – By John Rentoul

21 January – Blog Stats – ’Optimism with Data’

20 Jan – So you want to Blog about Development? – by Jacob Winter

19 Jan – Teologia Política (Brazil) – E se a desigualdade social não for um problema para o cristianismo? (‘Is social inequality not a problem for Christianity?’)

19 Jan – Correio do Pantanal (Brazil) – Os mitos e omissões da Oxfam sobre a desigualdade

18 Jan – RPP (Peru) – Hay desigualdad en el mundo, pero cada año baja la pobreza absoluta

18 Jan – Financial Times (UK) – Three reasons to question Oxfam’s inequality figures – by Chris Giles

18 Jan – Prime Economics (UK) – Financialised globalisation enhances, not reduces, global inequality – by Jeremy Smith

14 Jan – Publik-Forum (Germany) – Ohne Hoffnung keine Zukunft – by Bettina Röder, Barbara Tambour

13 January – TIME (USA) – Obama Puts Terrorism in Perspective in State of the Union

5 Jan – SFGate (USA) – ’How the Age We Marry Has Changed Over Time

5 Jan – DailyTekk (USA) – The 100 best, most-interesting websites of 2016

6 January – World Economic Forum – Are levels of global violence falling?

6 Jan – YouGove (Germany) – Chinesen glauben am ehesten, dass die Welt besser wird

6 Jan – Spectator (Great Britain) – Around the world, poverty is collapsing. Why is that so hard to believe? – by Fraser Nelson

3 Jan – Wortgebrauch (Germany) – Optimismus benötigt Verstand und Mut (‘Optimism requires reason and courage’)

2 Jan – Il Foglio (Italy) – Toh! Non siamo mai stati così “ricchi” (“We have never been so rich”) –

1 Jan – Spiegel (Germany) – Frohe Botschaft – long portrait of Max Roser and Our World In Data

1 Jan – Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany) – Die Zukunft ist rosig – Alles wird gut! – Interview with Max Roser and article on OurWorldInData

29 Dec – Grist (USA) – Here’s the good news about Earth from this year – An article on the action against climate change by Katie Herzog

23 Dec – Washington Post – 11 ways that 2015 made history

31 Dec – Up (Switzerland) – 2016 wird das beste Jahr der Menschheitsgeschichte and here.

30 Dec – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (German) – Book Review of “Joseph Stiglitz: „Reich und Arm“” – Patrick Bernau

Dec – Die Denker (German) – Medien fördern negatives Weltbild

2 Jan – Notes On Liberty (USA) – “On celebrating the new year with a thought experiment

Jan – Edge Question of the Year 2016 – What do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] news? what makes it important? by S Pinker – Steven Pinker answers Quantified Human Progress and talks about OurWorldInData

28 December – South China Morning Post (China) – Statistics show us that things are not as bad as they seem

23 December – Washington Post (USA) – 11 astounding things that happened in 2015

21 Dec Quartz (USA) – Quartz’s Chart of the Year™ for 2015 – by Matt Philipp (the chart on the decline of extreme poverty over the last 200 years was chosen as the Chart of the Year)

18 Dec – The Atlantic – 2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being – by Charles Kenny

16 December – Vox (USA) – Everyone is wildly overestimating how many immigrants there are – by Zack Beaucham

14 December – Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany) – Die Welt ist besser, als wir denken – by Thomas Frankenfeld

10 December – Huffington Post (USA) – “7 Maps That Explain the Middle East

10 December – SuperMed (Austria) – Erwartungen an den Partner: 1939 vs. Heute

7 December – Mind Updates (Brazil) – Estamos vivendo em um mundo cada vez pior?

7 December – The Conversation – After a 400-year population boom, we need to reconnect with the sun

7 December – Les Echos (France) – Terrorisme : attention à ne pas se tromper d’analyse !

7 December – Mercator Net – ‘Modern technology: triumph or tragedy?

Dezember – Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland) – Es wird besser – Portrait of OurWorldInData & Interview of Max Roser by Peter Glaser

November 30 – TechInsider – This chart shows what people want in a spouse now compared to 70 years ago – and the differences are striking

December 1 – New York Times – Imagining a World Without Growth – by Eduardo Porter

27 November – Women’s UN Reporting Network – Finding True Power for Women & Girls: UN Sustainable Development Goals’ Most Challenging Task

26 November – Discover magazine – What I’m Thankful For: The Science and Technology Edition – by Corey S. Powell

23 November – New Yorker (USA) – Terrorism in the Age of Twitter – by John Cassidy

17 November – Cerrado Editora (Brazil) – Dados que nos ajudam a entender o mundo

16 November – Zurich (Insurance company) – The way we work

15 November – The Guardian (UK) – The scientists with reasons to be cheerful – long portrait of Ola & Hans Rosling, Ruth deFries and OurWorldInData by Ed Cumming

3 November – Inequality in Education: ‘Inequality over the last century…’

November 1 – Contrepoints (France) – Calamité : il y a de plus en plus de riches ! (2)

October 28, 2015 – The Atlantic – City Lab (USA) – Stop Complaining About Your ‘Long’ Work Week, in 2 Charts – by Eric Jaffe

October 30 – Washington Post (USA) – Why many families in China won’t want more than one kid even if they can have them

October 30 – Washington Post (USA) – One chart why China’s letting families have more kids

October 27 – Bloomberg (USA) – Lowering World Poverty Depends on India – by Noah Smith

October 24 – Quartz (USA) – ”When my parents were born, 7 in 10 people lived in extreme poverty. Today it’s 1 in 10″

October 21 – Business Insider (Australia) – Chart of the Day: The staggering population growth over the last 200 years

October 21 – (Greece) – Our World in Data: Η φτώχεια τα τελευταία 1000 χρόνια – Κάτι αλλάζει προς το καλύτερο διεθνώς (‘Our World in Data: Poverty in the last 1000 years – Something is changing for the better internationally’)

October 20 – City A.M. (Australia) – 5 charts showing why the world is a better place than you think

October 20 – American Enterprise Institute – Today is World Statistics Day 2015

October 16 – BGR – The most disruptive technology of the last century isn’t the smartphone – by Yoni Heisler

October 16 – Forbes (USA) – Keynes’ 15 Hour Work Week Is Here Right Now

October 15 – Wired magazine (UK) – Good data will make you an economic optimist

October 14 – Washington Post (USA) – The most disruptive technology of the last century is in your house

October 12 – Wall Street Journal – Economists React: Angus Deaton Nobel Prize a ‘Brilliant Selection’

October 10 – Valor o Crecimiento –  ‘La pobreza extrema sigue cayendo y podría ser historia en 2030’

October 7 – WIRED – WIRED2015: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland on taking action with big data

October 6 – Libra Mercado (Spain) – La pobreza extrema sigue cayendo y podría ser historia en 2030 (‘Extreme poverty continues to fall and could be history in 2030’)

September – SAS Inflight magazine – Getting Better

September 28 – Foreign Policy – The SDGs Should Stand for Senseless, Dreamy, Garbled – By Bill Easterly

September 26 – John Green – YouTube – Is Poverty Necessary? Looking back at the Millennium Development Goal

September 24 – Washington Post (USA) – 30 charts and maps that explain China today – by Ana Swanson

September 24 – Council for European Studies – Book review “Inequality: What Can Be Done?” by Stefan Thewissen

September 24 – Washington Post – 30 charts and maps that explain China today

September 18 – Bloomberg (USA) – Africa Starts to Emerge – by Noah Smith

September 16 – INET (USA) – Max Roser collaborates with Hans Rosling on BBC Documentary – by Eric Beinhocker

September 9 – CapX – Why child mortality is falling – by Zac Tate

September 8 – Bloomberg – Get Smarter Instantly by Following These Seven People on Twitter – by Tom Keene

September 7, 2015 – Xataka (Spain) – ’17 gráficos para enseñar a quien todavía no crea que el mundo va cada vez mejor’ (17 graphics to teach those who do not yet believe that the world is getting better)

September 7 – Austrian Economics Center (Austria) – Inequality, Poverty, “The Free Market” And Capitalism: The Story Of A Wonderful Success – By Giovanni Caccavello for the Austrian Economics Center

September 1 – Vice (Italy) – Stiamo vivendo il periodo più pacifico della storia degli esseri umani – Interview with Max Roser and coverage of the long-term picture of violence on Our World In Data by Federico Nejrotti

August 23 – The Guardian (UK) – Steven Pinker’s cultural highlights

August 19 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) – ‘So schön wie früher wird’s nicht mehr – findet euch damit ab’ – by Armin Wolf

August 17 – Exame (Brazil) – Um gráfico para ficar otimista com a queda da pobreza global (A graph that makes you optimistic about the decline of global poverty’)

August 10 – Mediapool (Bulgaria) – Светът по-много критерии е в доста по-добро състояние, отколкото е бил преди (‘In many aspects the world is much better than before’)August 16 – Inside HigherEd – Pushing Back on the Collapse Meme

August 13 – Vox (USA) – This chart shows one of humanity’s greatest modern accomplishments, by Dylan Matthews

August 10 – Thomson Reuters (United Kingdom) – Think the world’s getting worse? Think again, says economist
Also on Yahoo News, Ontario Herald, Japan Today, Standard, Chaen, Bharat Press, Money web, Fin 24, First Post and others.

August 10 – Vesti (Bulgaria) – Смятате, че светът е по-ужасен от всякога? Помислете пак (‘You think the world is more terrible than ever? Think again’)

August 7 – Deutschland Radio (Germany) – Heute ist alles besser als früher

August 5 – Huffington Post (Germany) – Oxford-Ökonom Max Roser: Die Welt wird ständig besser

Aug 4 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (German) – “Die Menschheit war früher viel gewalttätiger.” (Humanity was more violent in the past)

August 2 – Gulf Business (Gulf Region)Longevity, the retirement crisis and how to be prepared

July 22 – American Enterprise Institute (USA)Here’s what happens when humans are free to imagine, create, innovate, profit, and flourish

July 13 – Vox (USA)The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts by Zack Beauchamp

8th July – Data Stories (Podcast on data visualisation)#57: Visualizing Human Development w/ Max Roser

July 7 – Vox (USA)Greece’s political crisis is partly the eurozone’s fault – by Ezra Klein

July 6 – Vox (USA)Greece’s debt crisis explained in charts and maps by Ezra Klein

July 3 – Huffington Post (France)Grèce: ces économistes dénoncent les politiques d’austérité qui ont viré cauchemar – Greece: these economists denounce the austerity policies that have turned into a nightmare”

July 1 2015 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)Kurven des Kapitalismus

June 30 – Vox (USA)In defense of the Eurozone – by Zack Beauchamp

June 25 – Magnet (Spain)Este gráfico cuenta cuánta gente ha muerto en guerras desde 1400 (‘This graphic shows how many people have died in wars since 1400’)

June 24 – io9 (USA) – This Chart Shows How Many People Have Died From Conflicts Since 1400

June 24 – Vox (USA)600 years of war and peace, in one amazing chart by Zack Beauchamp

June 23 – World Economic Forum (Switzerland)War is killing fewer people than ever before

June 23 – Business Insider (India and UK)This insane chart shows how violence has spiked — and declined — since 1400

June 12 – Nuclear SecrecyWhat remains of the Manhattan Project

June 14 – Contrepoints (France)Désolé, mais ça va de mieux en mieux

June 8 – Strategy and Business (USA)The Data-Driven Optimist – Longer portrait of OurWorldInData and Max Roser

June 8 – Sputniks (Portugal)Este vídeo irá mostrar por que tudo que você pensa sobre o capitalismo está errado (‘This video will show why everything you think about capitalism is wrong’)

May 31 – Bild am Sonntag (‘Germany’) – Von wegen früher war alles besser… (Interview passages with Max Roser on the content of In print edition of the newspaper.)

May 29 – The Washington Post (USA)Here’s how many people have died in war in the last 600 years

May 28 – Polimaty (Poland)200 lat temu brytyjski „senior” był… 40-latkiem! Jak zmienia się przewidywana długości życia?

May 26 – The Washington Post (USA)The dramatic rise of life expectancy around the world

May 21 – Chicago Tribune (USA)GOP candidates want you to be terrified – By Rex W. Huppke (behind pay wall)

May 19 – Rivista Studio (Italy)Com’è cambiata l’Africa (in meglio) in tre grafici (‘How Africa has changed (for the better) in three graphs’)

May 17 – Zero Hedge (USA)Peak Population Growth?

May 15 – Cato Unbound (USA)Why Libertarians Should Welcome ISDS

May 9 – Bill Gates shares data from the Malaria data entry on his official Facebook page. Previously he used material from the life expectancy chart.

May 8 – RTS (Switzerland)La pauvreté mondiale atteindrait son niveau le plus bas de l’Histoire (‘Global inequality reaches the lowest level in history’)

May 6 – News Monkey (Belgium)Yep, we leven allemaal steeds langer: deze kaartjes tonen hoe snel dat gaat (‘Yes, we all live increasingly longer: these cards show how fast it goes’)

May – Folha de Sao Paulo (Brasil)Reforma política do século 21 (‘’Political reform in the 21st century”)

April 28 – Roger Pielke Jr.’s BlogEarthquakes: Death Rates and Frequency of Big Events

April 22 – Tyler Morning Telegraph (USA)Earth Day is over, now it’s People Day

April 21 – Forbes (USA)Five People To Follow On Twitter For Good Business Content

April 20 – The Billfold (USA)Life, And Doing Money, In The New Middle Age

April 16 – Slate (France)La pauvreté n’a jamais été à un niveau aussi bas dans l’histoire (‘Poverty was never lower in history’) – by Eric Leser

April 15 – Express (Belgium) Indrukwekkende grafiek toont hoe het kapitalisme de armoede in de wereld op een historisch laag niveau bracht (‘Impressive graph shows how capitalism brought the poverty in the world at a historically low level’)

April 14 – Linke Zeitung and also in Griechenland Blog (Germany) – So wurden in Griechenland die Armen ärmer (‘This is how the poor in Greece got poorer’)

April 13 – Oxford University (UK)Interview with Max Roser

April 10 – The Washington Post (USA)Greece’s poor are back to where they were in 1980 – By Matt O’Brien

April 9  – New York Times (USA)Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World – By Tina Rosenberg

April 9 – Institute for New Economic Thinking (USA/UK)Inequality or Living Standards: Which Matters More? By Max Roser, Brian Nolan, and Stefan Thewissen

April 5 – Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)Tro inte allt ni hör – fattigdomen minskar (‘Do not believe everything you hear – there is less poverty’)

April 1 – Las Vegas Review Journal (USA)Editorial: Capitalism crushes poverty

March 30 – Breitbart (USA)Economist Explains Why Poverty Is ‘Falling Faster Than Ever’ as Inequality Skyrockets

March 30 – Washington Examiner (USA)Amazing chart shows thanks to capitalism, global poverty is at its lowest rate in history

March 29 – Capital of Statistics (China) – Let us talk about statistics

March 25 – Vox (USA)The lives vaccines have saved in the US, in one chart

March 20 – The Guardian (UK)Guess what? More people are living in peace now. Just look at the numbers – by Steven Pinker

March 13 – Huffington Post (USA)Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Talk About Finance

March 12 – (USA) – ‘The government is the only reason the US has more inequality than Sweden’ – By Dylan Matthews

March 10 – Slate Magazine (USA) – ‘Look at All These Countries That Are Better at Fighting Inequality Than the United States

March 9 – Washington Post (USA) – ‘The source of American inequality, in one graph

March 2 – Business Insider (USA)Natural disasters used to be so much worse

February 26 – Quartz (USA)Economics papers have been getting a whole lot math-ier

Feb 10 – (USA) – ‘How Obama’s optimism about the world explains his foreign policy

Jan 28 – Washington Post (USA) – ‘Why you should never start a land war in Asia, by the numbers‘ – By Ana Swanson

Jan 20 – Berlingske (Denmark)Naturkatastrofer dræber stadig færre (‘Natural disasters kill fewer and fewer’)– Article by Bjorn Lomborg

Jan 20 – Journal Montreal (Canada)Au niveau planétaire, les inégalités baissent! (‘Globally, the inequalities fall!’) – by Vincent Geloso

Jan 19 – Europa Press (Spain) – ‘Así ha mejorado el acceso a la educación en los últimos 200 años en todo el mundo’ (‘This is how much access to education has globally improved over the last 200 years’)

Jan 19 – Financial Times (UK)Give the middle classes their fair share of the pie – by Izabella Kaminska

Jan 14 – MSN (USA)How the Muslim world is being left behind

Jan 12 – Aftenposten (Norway) – ‘Ti grafer som viser at verden blir bedre’ (‘Ten signs that the world is moving forward’) – Longer article by Hilde Harbo and Wenche Willoch

Jan 12 – Macro Business (Australia)Chart of the Day – by Chris Becker

Jan 8 – TIME (USA)The 1919 Theory That Explains Why Police Officers Need Their Guns – By Michael Shermer

Jan 7 – Washington Post (USA)While the American middle class is suffering, the global middle class has grown – By Ana Swanson

Jan 1 – La Presse (Canada) – ‘Le Monde Va-t-il Mieux Que Vous Ne Le Croyez ?’ – Interview about the project with Nicolas Bérubé

Dec 29 – (USA) – ’26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better’ – By Dylan Matthews

Dec 27 – Business Insider (USA) – Over The Past 150 Years, There Has Been A Profound Shift In What Humans Do With Their Time‘ – By Henry Blodget

Dec 14 – Business Insider (USA) – ‘Yes, We Work Hard These Days, But We Work A Lot Less Than We Used To…‘ – By Henry Blodget

Dec 14 – (USA) – ‘The world’s victory over extreme poverty, in one chart‘ – By Zack Beauchamp

Nov 26 – Spatial Worlds (USA) Getting better all the time

Nov 25 – TIME Magazine (USA) – ‘The Reason Every One of Us Should Be Thankful’ – By Michael Shermer

Nov 24 – (USA) – ‘26 charts and maps to be thankful for‘ – by Dylan Matthews

Nov 19 – SaatchiKevin (USA) – ‘A Case for Radical Optimism

Nov 14 – (USA) – ‘Oxford economist crunches numbers, concludes the world is getting better’ – Short coverage

Nov 12 – L’actualité (Canada) – ‘Nous sommes moins violents, plus tolérants, parfois désespérants‘ (”) – Longer coverage by Vincent Destouches

Nov 11 – Seeking Alpha (USA) – ‘The Big Struggle: Reducing Hours Spent At Work’ – Short text with graph

Nov 11 – Washington Post (USA) – ‘Here’s how democracy, autocracy and colonialism fared over the last century‘ – Coverage by Ana Swanson

Nov 10 – National Business Review (New Zealand) – “Key passes new terror laws in an age of…peace?” – Longer coverage and interview by Nathan Smith (behind paywall)

Nov 10 – (USA) – ‘How the fall of the Berlin Wall changed the world, in one chart’ – Short coverage

Nov 10 – Contrepoints (France) – ‘La moitié de l’humanité vit en démocratie’ (‘Half of humanity lives in Democacies’) – Short coverage

Nov 9 –  Rue 89 (France) – ‘Démocratie, anocracie, autocratie : l’évolution politique du monde en un siècle’ – Longer coverage by Pierre Haski

Nov 8 – Blic (Serbia) – ‘Ovi grafikoni ruše sve što mislite da znate o surovom svetu u kom živimo’ (These graphs crush everything you think you know about the cruel world we live in) – Longer coverage by Č. Vučinić

Nov 8 – Geenstijl (Netherlands) – ‘Dit is het beste tijdperk ooit’ (‘This is the best time ever’) – Short coverage

Nov 7 – (Croatia) – ‘Mislite da nam nikad nije bilo gore? Varate se’ (You think it was never worse? You are wrong’) – Longer coverage

Nov 6 – Business Insider (USA) – ’25 Ways The World Is Becoming Much Better‘ – Longer coverage by Natasha Bertrand

Nov 6 – Mundo Tecno (Argentina) – ‘Prótesis biónicas – Esperanza de futuro‘ (‘Bionic prostheses – Hope for the future’) – Use (& spanish translation) of an OurWorldInData graph by Alicia Bañuelos

Nov 5 – Bloomberg (USA) – ‘A Little Perspective: Meanwhile, the World Is Becoming a Better Place’ – Longer coverage by Emily Greenhouse

Nov 5 – (USA) – ‘Good News: The World Is More Democratic Than Ever‘. – Longer coverage by Coleen Jose.

Nov 5 – (Israel) – ‘What Makes You Think the World Is Getting Better?‘ – Long text referring to OurWorldInData and embedding some data visualisations by Tzvi Freeman

Nov 2 – The Journal (Ireland) – ‘Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place

Nov 1 – The Morning Telegraph (USA) – ‘Don’t lose sight of what is important’ – Short text

Nov 1 – (USA) – covered in the ‘Weekly Roundup’. – Short coverage

  • NextBillion is a website that is important to the community of social entrepreneurs.

Oct 31 – (Germany) – covered under the headline ‘Visualising the Empirical Evidence on how the World is Changing‘. – Short coverage.

Oct 30 – (Netherlands) – ‘De wereld vergaat niet en deze statistieken bewijzen het‘ (The world is not coming to an end and these statistics prove it). – – Detailed coverage (title page) by Tim Kraaijvanger

  • Scientias is the biggest popular science website in the Netherlands (more than 350.000 visitors per month).

Oct 30 – Jutarnji (Croatia) – ‘Nova Studija S Oxforda ‘Zbog ebole i terorizma čini nam se da je svijet užasan, ali istina je suprotna‘ (‘A new publication from Oxford on the development of the world – we never had it so good’). – Detailed coverage (title page) by Tanja Rudež

  • Jutarnji (‘The Morning Paper’) is a Croatian daily newspaper that is among the most read in the country. The article was the title story on October 30th (morning).

Oct 30 – The Real Singapore – ‘The World We Are Living In Currently Isn’t That Bad When Compared To The Past‘. – Short coverage

Oct 30 – Rusplt (Russia) – ‘Жить стало лучше‘ (‘Life is better’). – Detailed coverage by Михаил Карпов

Oct 30 – PlanetSiol (Slovenia)Kljub terorizmu, eboli in drugim tegobam je svet boljši, kot je bil nekoč (‘Despite terrorism, Ebola and other problems the world is better than it once was’) – Detailed coverage

Oct 30 – Kurir-info (Serbia) – ‘Mi samo mislimo da je svet užasan, u stvari nam je sve bolje!‘ (‘We think that the world is horrible, in fact we are all better!’) – Detailed coverage

Oct 30 – Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) – ‘Weniger Krieg und Armut – Von wegen alles wird immer schlechter‘ (‘Fewer wars and less poverty – so much for everything getting worse’) – Short coverage by Nina Heinisch

Oct 29 – SPLOID Gizmodo (USA) – ‘The world is now safer and better than ever and here’s the evidence‘ – Short coverage by Jesus Diaz

  • And this was also posted on Gizmodo India here.
  • And Gizmodo Australia here.

Oct 28 – Business Insider (USA) – ‘OK, Haters, It’s Time To Admit It: The World Is Becoming A Better Place‘ – Longer coverage, title coverage by Henry Blodget

  • Business Insider is a leading business and technology news website in the US. The article was the title story on Oct 28 (evening).

Oct 27 – Gizmodo Espanol (Spain) – ‘Aunque no lo parezca, el mundo es ahora más seguro que nunca‘ (‘Believe it or not, the world is now safer than ever’) – Short coverage by Saavedra Yare

  • Gizmodo Español is the Spanish speaking version of the influential tech and design blog Gizmodo. Gizmodo Esanñol alone has 230.000 Twitter followers.

Oct 27 – INET Oxford (UK) – ‘ – a new web publication by INET Oxford shows how the world is changing‘ – Longer coverage by Max Roser

Oct 27 – Marisol Collazos Soto (Spain) – ‘El mundo es ahora más seguro que nunca’ (‘The world is now safer than ever’)

Oct 24 – Andrew Hidas Blog (USA) – ‘These are the best of times’ – Short coverage

October 21 – CapX by The Centre for Policy Studies (UK) – ‘The world is becoming a better place’– Short coverage

Oct 20 – (Slovakia) – ‘Ako rastie vzdelanosť vo svete’ (‘How to extend education around the world’) – Short coverage

Oct 20 – Oxford Martin School blog (UK) – ‘It’s a cold, hard fact: our world is becoming a better place’ – Longer coverage by Max Roser

Oct 6 – Weather and Climate @ Reading University (UK) – ‘Healthy eating, healthy planet?‘ – Short coverage by Joy Singarayer

September – (USA) – ‘Deciphering Data: Earthquakes, Music, Love, and Violence‘ – Short coverage by Isabel Munson

September 12 – (USA) – ‘Fewer children die each year’ – Short coverage by Tom Murphy

August 28 – SupplyChainBeyond – ‘6 Maps That Explain Global Supply Chains’ – Short coverage by Bruce Jacquemard

August 26 – (USA) – ‘38 maps that explain the global economy‘ – Short coverage by Matthew Yglesias

August 20 – Future World Foundation – ‘Our World In Data‘ – Short coverage

August 16 – Health, Education, Social Protection News & Notes – ‘Our World In Data‘ – Short coverage

  • This is the bi-weekly newsletter supported by GIZ the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation owned by the German Federal Government.

August 16 – Geographical Imaginations (USA) – ‘Peace in our time‘ – Short text

August 15 – Matt Ridley Blog (UK) – ‘Reasons to be cheerful, despite the 4 horses of the apocalypse‘ – Longer coverage

  • This article was also published in The Times here.

August 15 – (USA) – ‘The world economy since 1 AD, in one chart’ – Detailed coverage by Dylan Matthews

  • This article was widely shared (>2,000 times) and also cross-published at here.

August 15 – – ‘Our World in Data

August 15 – DineroEnImagen (Mexico) – ‘Dos gráficos muestran la riqueza mundial de los últimos 2000 años’ (‘Two graphs show the global prosperity of the last 2000 years’) – Short coverage

August 2 – The Washington Post (USA) uses as a source for ‘The State of Africa

July 31 – The Aspen Institute (USA) – The OurWorldInData presentation at is one of the ‘Five Best Ideas of the Day‘.

July 30 – Marginal Revolution (USA)Link to Africa in Data

July 23 – Kushima (Japan)OurWorldInData – Short coverage

July 8 – Treehugger (USA) – ‘Deaths from malaria since 2010 in one graph (and a 1870 map showing U.S. deaths)‘ – Longer coverage by Michael Graham Richard

July 8 – Marginal Revolution (USA)Link to

July 6 – Xataka (Spain) – ‘Nuestro mundo en datos: visualizando cómo hemos cambiado los últimos siglos’ (‘Our world in data: visualizing how we have changed over the last centuries”) – Longer coverage

# Radio and Podcast

2015 July 8 – Data Stories (Podcast on data visualisation)#57: Visualizing Human Development w/ Max Roser

2014 October 22 – Radio interview with Max Roser covering OurWorldInData with morning show ‘The Takeaway’ on WNYC (public radio in New York). The ‘program reaches nearly 2 million listeners across 230 stations nationwide’.

  • Here is the audio file of the interview and their article about OurWorldInData.
  • Here is the coverage by Public Radio International which was likewise widely shared in social media.
  • And here is the coverage by Oxford’s SPI department.

# TV

2015 Sept 23 – BBC (UK) – Material from OurWorldInData was used for “Don’t Panic, How to End Poverty” – a one-hour documentary film with Hans Rosling and produced by Wingspan Productions for This World on BBC2. All sources and material used in the documentary are listed here. The film is available here.

# Lectures and teaching material

From feedback I know that university lecturers are using OurWorldInData material for their teaching.

If you see or use OurWorldInData please let me know and I’ll add it to this list!