i am personally a fan of people stories, and not really into charts and stats.
that being said i understand their value. and i am fan of well designed info graphics, like what the NY Times does.
It would be kind of cool if some animators did something creative with motion graphics and animation addressing some of this nitty gritty stuff. here are some interesting charts http://imgur.com/a/U4FR4 that someone creative could probably do something really cool with, if balanced right.