Data Stories: Delivering Gifts, Religious Trends, and Holiday Music
Using data to estimate Santa’s speed, exploring how the U.S. celebrates Christmas, and when people get tired of Christmas music.
- By Upside Staff
- December 19, 2018
This article from The Atlantic tried to use the best data the author could find to work out how many children Santa would have to deliver gifts to in each time zone around the world.
A Pew Research survey from 2017 found that although nine in ten Americans celebrate Christmas, the more religious aspects of the holidays are declining for many.
Last year, Gizmodo UK tracked the timing of “Peak Christmas” by charting the popularity of Christmas music on Spotify.