Because more equal societies work better for everyone

The Spirit Level Data: An Antidote to Alternative Facts

Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Did you know that you can download the data from the bestselling, ground-breaking book, The Spirit Level, from our website?

Well you can, right here.

The Spirit Level was the book that launched our campaign and the data underlying the famous graphs and the book's analysis have proved popular with academics, teachers and students over the years as well as members of the public with wide and varied interests. The dataset comprises two sections: first, the developed-world countries and, second, the US States. The Spirit Level thesis was developed over these two test-beds.

The dataset represents an impressive and substantial body of work by Professors Wilkinson & Pickett and, as such, we do ask for a donation when people download the data in order to help sustain our campaign. Please be as generous as you can manage. Thank you.

In these challenging times, hard data and evidence are more important than ever. The Spirit Level data shows that more equal societies are better societies, and more sustainable too. Downloading this data, and learning from it, is nothing less than an act of resistance in this so-called post-truth era. 

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