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Fair Warning - Marriage, MEPs, and mountains

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! So, in the entertainment world, winter came and went and no one is happy,
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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
Elsewhere
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?
I HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE IMAGE IN MY HEAD RIGHT NOW:
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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