Overview

Mapping the Measure of America

Measure of America has created several interactive tools with the mission of providing easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well-being and opportunity in America and to stimulate fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and income.

In Mapping the Measure of America, users can play with over 100 indicators. Along with allowing users to map components of the American Human Development Index, the map also lets users investigate how the states rank on dozens of other indicators, from low birth-weight infants and preschool enrollment rates to carbon dioxide emissions and voter turnout. The human development index data can be sorted by gender, race and ethnicity, and different geographical levels. Users can download the underlying dataset, which comes with a transparent methodology and attribution, and track progress over time by loading previous years’ data.