Yesterday, Matt Miller noted that the number of uninsured Americans – 50.7 million – is the same as the combined population of Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.
That got the Wonkblog team thinking: what else could we compare the insured population count to, to give a better sense of its sheer scale? The following infographic is the result of our extensive research.
Click the image to see a bigger version. Here are our sources:
- Canadian population.
- Bush’s vote total.
- Americans with graduate degrees.
- Spanish flu pandemic death toll.
- Twitter usage.
- Panda population.
- Smoking rate.
- London Olympics expected attendance.
- The Avengers box office and average ticket price.