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Fair Warning - Marriage, MEPs, and mountains

Fair Warning
Fair Warning - Marriage, MEPs, and mountains
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #82 • View online
Happy Bank Holiday weekend! So, in the entertainment world, winter came and went and no one is happy, not even the cast (video; worth three minutes of your time I reckon). Maybe we don’t like it cos there was less dialogue as the show went on..?
I feel like there must be some data on this, but numbers are not directly quoted so it doesn’t quite fit with the rest of FW - women without children or a spouse are happier. I now feel vindicated in expending minimal energy on the notion of partnering up with a man for life. This quote made my day: “Married people are happier than other population subgroups, but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: f**king miserable.”
It’s not explicitly clear that it’s heterosexuals but that was my reading, and now I just want to know how women married to women feel.

On the home front
Only 5% of Brits can name a single one of their MEPs
Special extra mention for this bar chart race of British politicians by their followers on Twitter. H/T Giuseppe for that!
Over the pond
Republicans are struggling to fix America’s dysfunctional health-care system
Abortion restrictions by U.S. states
Elections in the EU: Europe from Left to Right
How India mobilised a million polling stations
Odds and ends
Sing My Name
An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in ‘Game of Thrones’
Bad chart of the week?
Well, that’s all for this week. If you enjoyed reading this, please forward to friends and encourage them to subscribe, buy me a coffee, or support Fair Warning on Patreon. I’m on Twitter @SophieWarnes.
I’m still open to sponsorship of the newsletter (please get in touch if this sounds interesting!) but in the meantime, I’m seeking out great non-English language data journalism, and am slowly working on *a little something else* for future 😏
See you next week!
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