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Word Cloud Used to Present Statistics

Pew Internet survey presents survey results as a word cloud

Respondents gave a variety of reasons for reading books. Instead of presenting the results in a conventional bar chart, Pew used a word cloud. The size of the text spelling out each reason was made proportional to the number of respondents reporting that term. While frustrating for those seeking a precise value, this works well for those seeking to get a general impression. The text below the graphic does provide details for the most often cited reasons and does provide the specific values.