The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives

Findings: Analysis of voting records show proof that US congresspeople are more partisan than ever. Thankfully, Texan Democrats and Northeastern Republicans  are ‘supercooperators’ who have stepped across party lines.

Methods: Charting frequency distributions of roll call vote data from the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 2012 to display cross-party voting patterns.

Good for: If you are interested in the gradual polarization of American congress people, or would like to learn which congress people cooperate outside of their party.

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