Tools Books Charts

A collaboration between Google News Lab and Adioma

To investigate, we analyzed search interest data on visualization types, books, and tools, processing over 10,000 data points. The comparison revealed insights into current popularity among the 157 entities shown here as moons revolving around their respective planets.


The pie chart, for example, has long been criticized as over-used. Could it be the most popular chart? Fortunately for its critics, in this race pie chart comes in only fourth after bar chart, histogram and gantt chart.


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average search interest
change in search interest this year
  1. By average search interest over the last year
  2. By change in search interest over last year
  3. By alphabetical order