Database: 2008 Caucus Results

What did the Iowa Caucuses look like in 2008, the last time both parties had an open field in the competition for party nominations? We have turnout data and results from both parties.


Database: Lobbying Function Reports – 2015

Read the Story: Iowa Flunks Integrity Test When Keeping Tabs On Special Interests
Iowa’s practices to ensure transparency in lobbying earned an F in a recently released State Integrity Investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization. The survey examined various measures of transparency and accountability in state government. IowaWatch was involved in conducting the survey of Iowa government agencies. Read more.


Database: Iowa Lottery Proceeds By Zipcode

The data behind the IowaWatch story “Highest Iowa Lottery Ticket Sales In Lower Income Neighborhoods,” examines lottery proceed numbers at the zip code level, comparing sales with median household income and the racial and ethnic composition of that zip code.

Iowa Suicide Data In Charts, Graphics

Suicide prevention is getting attention in Iowa from several approaches. For example, the Legislature in 2014 directed the Iowa Department of Public Health and Department of Education to collaborate on advancing suicide prevention efforts. But some health care professionals worry that elderly suicide prevention does not get enough attention. The following graphics and charts, compiled at the end of 2014, provide illustrations and raw data for those interested in delving more into this public matter. Read an IowaWatch story that digs into this matter here.