Here’s an interesting application of survey methods to real world questions, reported in The Upshot at the New York Times: “What Democrats Could Lose With Their Left Turn.”
Take a look at this map showing how American men refer to their bros in different parts of the country. Oh, the ideas we can quantify!
Check out the clever and charming Dear Data project. The authors provide many examples of how multiple variables can be reported simultaneously in an appealing, comprehensible way.