“The eternally optimistic data nerds at the libertarian Cato Institute’s Human Progress project . . . highlight . . . fun . . . fact[s],” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post.

“A fascinating new website . . . Its interactive maps and tables allow you to examine for yourself the ways in which the ‘evidence from academic institutions and international organizations shows dramatic improvements in human well-being,’” A. Barton Hinkle, Richmond Times Dispatch.

“Meticulously created and managed, HumanProgress.org is a free, innovative website that steadily follows and documents the forward march of human progress. This site closes the gap between the often pessimistic public perception and a more optimistic reality, and is a comprehensive research tool that provides data in an easily accessible manner,” Eric Barrier, Michigan Standard.

“Need some more good news? HumanProgress.org collects indicators that show that humanity is improving,” Uri Berliner, National Public Radio (NPR).

“Spend 20 minutes poking around HumanProgress.org for all the good news you can stomach,” Jonah Goldberg, National Review.

“[HumanProgress.org] culls the best resources on development, health, and progress—and illustrates the massive improvements in our global economic, social, and cultural situation, despite the doomsayers’ drumbeat,” Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics.

“At HumanProgress.org, you will find a wide range of datasets and maps that allow you to discover how the human condition has changed over time. It makes me happy to commend it to your attention,” John Hood, Carolina Journal.

“Human Progress [is] dedicated to publicizing the gap between the reality and the perception of many measures of world well-being,” Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor.

“Human beings have a glass-half-empty problem. . . . [HumanProgress.org] highlight[s] all the good stuff that gets lost in the chaos as we fret about our dystopian present and the looming apocalypse,” Meghan Neal, Vice.

“[S]pend some time surfing around at HumanProgress.org, which compiles endless amounts of data on the improving state of humanity. Keep reading until it sinks in,” Robert Tracinski, Bulwark.

“The data-driven site and blog curates data from third parties like the U.N., the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. . . . Taken together, the charts and graphs on Human Progress show that humans are doing better . . . over the past century—from gender equality and violence to economic freedom,” Krithika Varagur, Huffington Post.

HumanProgress.org has also been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New York TimesUSATodayThe World BankHuman Rights WatchWorld Economic ForumTimeBloombergForbesThe AtlanticScientific AmericanThe National InterestGlobal Policy JournalThe GuardianThe Washington ExaminerThe New York Post, SlateThe Washington TimesReason, The FederalistNewsweek, and Upworthy

It is recommended as a resource by many academic institutions, including the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Chicago.