2 thoughts on “Why Do All Funnel Charts Look The Same?

  1. I whole-heartedly agree with your viewpoint. The intention of a graphical chart is to depict the data. If the graphic was not meant to depict the data, then why not just show an actual funnel? Or a tornado? Or any other cute, funny, non-sensical image you want? Because in the end, if it doesn’t graph the data, it really doesn’t matter.

    1. Oh, and one further thought. They already have the type of charts that you mention should be depicted instead. That style of chart is often times used to map the population density of given age-ranges within a culture (e.g. a country). These charts are “funnel” style, but often end up looking like funky hourglasses. These charts are useful for projecting whether a population is aging and becoming less reproductive or vice versa.

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