President Obama’s announcement about Osama bin Laden‘s death produced an outpouring of reaction. The asked readers the following questions: Was his death significant in our war against terror? And do you have a negative or positive view of this event? Readers — 13,864 of them — answered by plotting a response on the graph and adding a comment to explain the choice. Each light blue dot represents one comment. Darker shades represent multiple comments made on a single point. (Comments are no longer being accepted.)

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