This is The Week in Data, our data journalism roundup. Here you’ll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems we spotted elsewhere on the Internet.
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- The 25 Most Rewatchable Movies Of All Time
- How The Cubs Won The NL Wild-Card Game
- The Best 2015 MLB Teams, According To Our New Ratings
- Should Jeb Bush Be Freaking Out Right Now?
- Why The Oldest Person In The World Keeps Dying
- Supreme Court Justices Get More Liberal As They Get Older
- 2015-16 NBA Preview: The Celtics Are Going To Be Good Again
- The Blue Jays Are The Best — And There’s An 80 Percent Chance They Won’t Win
- The Wild-Card Winner Is The Team To Beat In The NL
ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET
Public opinion: A 2014 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 52 percent of Americans said it was more important to protect Americans’ right to own guns than to control gun ownership. That hasn’t always been the case. [The Guardian]
How does Chicago compare? Given the frequency with which Chicago comes up in the debate on gun control, it’s worth understanding just how exceptional the city’s gun violence is. [The Washington Post]
Counting American guns and Americans: Because of the growth in output from American gunmakers in recent years, there are now more guns than people in the United States. [The Washington Post]
The missing database of gun deaths: Even with all the information shared above, there’s still much that we don’t know about gun deaths in the United States, in part because Congress won’t fund research on the topic. [Wired]