More data wrangling for your enjoyment, this time a look at what countries the more than 75,000 people to have signed the petition came from. This data is gathered from anonymised aggregate IP data, and shows the country of origin of 72,331 people who signed up to 3:20 PM on Monday, January 30th.
An amazing 51,376 (71.02%) of signatures come from Ireland
Interestingly, the next four countries ranked by signature on this chart (US, UK, Australia and Canada) also represent the four highest concentrations of Irish citizens abroad. While we have no mechanism to determine what percentage of those signing from outside Ireland are Irish people working, living or travelling overseas, it’s a notable statistical corollary.
While by far the largest percentage came from Ireland, you’ve come to make your voices heard from a total of 127 countries so far – the list includes places as far flung as Argentina and Aruba, Kazakhstan and Kenya, Pakistan and Peru. This worldwide support has been critical in driving visibility and international coverage. Thank you, to everyone who has signed, wherever you are.
Notes: This statistical representation is based on 75,484 petition signatures as of 3:20 PM on Monday, 30 January. Of these, 95.82% (72,331) were country-specific IPs included in this data set. [View data on Google Docs]
PS: Thanks again to Katherine Nolan, official data wrangler.