I just wanted to share with you our latest infographic: Bald Power
Feel free to give me a shout if you need an alternative sized version for you blog. Hope you like it!
I meant to post this a little while ago, but it slipped through the cracks. The graphic is quite large, so click the image at right to see the full size.
I haven’t looked at photos of Congress members for myself, but does your graphic account for thinning hair or strictly those that are bald? The infographic is nice if your numbers are right, but you spelled “United” wrong twice.
The presence of balding in the 5-8% range amongst members of the legislators (more men than women) is much less than the general population. In men, the balding rate (some degree of hair loss) is about 50% in men over 45, the age of most of our legislators. Except for Eisenhower, there has not been a bald president since before World War II.
I have written before that men with hair on the head have a better chance at getting elected than balding men. There is considerable prejudice against balding men in the population, and I’ve written about that here and here.