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The Republican Primary So Far, in One GIF

The Republican Primary So Far, in One GIF

by Nick A.

Today, the New York Times featured some of our polling data and proprietary algorithm results and their implications for the Republican primary race ““ a mostly under-the-hood look at Donald Trump’s coalition. We wanted to give a bit of a different look at the same data at a local level, showing how support for the Republican candidates has changed over...

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Data Storytelling and Feature Creation

Data Storytelling and Feature Creation

by Civis Analytics

Employees at Civis have many interests; three at the top of the list are data, Chicago and biking to work. At the intersection of those three is the Divvy dataset, which details some of the rider information for the Chicago bicycle-sharing program. It is a fun dataset to play around with, even if it has a limited number of fields....

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Republican Primary Poll: August 10-19, 2015

Republican Primary Poll: August 10-19, 2015

by Civis Analytics

As featured in the New York Times, the Civis Analytics Research Team conducted a survey of the Republican Primary of 757 self-identified Republican or Republican-leaning adults across the country. You can read more about our findings in Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak by Michael Barbaro, Nate Cohn, and Jeremy W. Peters from Sunday August 23, 2015...

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The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

by Keith I.

Here at Civis, we’re very interested in studying how events shape public opinion. Survey research is one great way to track public discourse, but ambient data from social media provides an excellent look at the organic conversation around an issue or event. We’ve been using Twitter to track US discussion on access to healthcare for months now, and the overall...

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The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

by Civis Analytics

Last week, after the first article about our work on predicting the uninsured went out the Upshot posed an interesting question to Civis and Enroll: could we run a simulation wherein all states expanded Medicaid? To understand how we did this, it helps to take a step back to understand a bit about our methodology. We interviewed thousands of people...

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

by Civis Analytics

“Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income...

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A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

by Civis Analytics

Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization realized early that it would need a detailed picture of just who was uninsured int he country and where they lived. [Enroll America] partnered with...

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A Tale of Two Recruiters

by Civis Analytics

Last Wednesday, Annie and I headed up to Carnegie Mellon University (my alma mater! Go Tartans!) for the Spark Start-Up Career Fair to find the next batch of Cives. Because we have a tendency to (over)analyze any data we can find, here are some interesting facts about our trip. According to CMU’s Career and Professional Development Center, 400 students registered...

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A Menagerie of Tattoos

A Menagerie of Tattoos

by Civis Analytics

When it comes to tattoos, Florida’s male inmates are five times more likely to get a dog tattoo than their female counterparts. Female inmates prefer cats two to one over men. I know this because one of the great things about working for Civis is finding and working with interesting datasets and a favorite of mine has been from the...

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