State of the Schools

datascience@berkeley looked at each president's first State of the Union address — from Woodrow Wilson to Donald J. Trump — to find out how often they mentioned these words.

Donald J. Trump

Party: Republican
Year: 2018
Total Word Count: 5,799

Trump School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
College 1 0.01724435247
Education 2 0.03448870495
Schools 3 0.01724435247
Students 2 0.03448870495

Barack Obama

Party: Democrat
Year: 2010
Total Word Count: 7,304

Obama School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
College 8 0.1095290252
Education 5 0.06845564074
Schools 6 0.08214676889
Students 5 0.06845564074
Teachers 2 0.0273822563

George W. Bush

Party: Republican
Year: 2002
Total Word Count: 3,878

George W. Bush School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
College 1 0.025786488
Education 2 0.05157297576
Schools 4 0.1031459515
Teachers 4 0.1031459515

Bill Clinton

Party: Democrat
Year: 1994
Total Word Count: 7,432

Clinton School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Academic 1 0.01345532831
College 2 0.02691065662
Education 5 0.06727664155
Schools 12 0.1614639397
Students 1 0.01345532831
Teachers 2 0.02691065662

George Bush Sr.

Party: Republican
Year: 1990
Total Word Count: 3,777

George Bush Sr. School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 5 0.1323801959
Schools 9 0.2382843527
Students 2 0.05295207837
Teachers 2 0.05295207837

Ronald Reagan

Party: Republican
Year: 1982
Total Word Count: 5,154

Reagan School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 3 0.05820721769
Schools 2 0.0388048118

James Carter, Jr.

Party: Democrat
Year: 1978
Total Word Count: 4,580

Carter School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 3 0.06550218341
Illiteracy 1 0.02183406114
Schools 1 0.02183406114

Richard Nixon

Party: Republican
Year: 1970
Total Word Count: 4,457

Nixon School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 2 0.04487323312

Lyndon B. Johnson

Party: Democrat
Year: 1964
Total Word Count: 3,168

Johnson School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 4 0.1262626263
Schools 6 0.1893939394
Teachers 1 0.03156565657

John F. Kennedy

Party: Democrat
Year: 1961
Total Word Count: 5,274

Kennedy School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
College 4 0.07584376185
Education 2 0.03792188093
Illiteracy 1 0.01896094046
Schools 4 0.07584376185
Students 1 0.01896094046
Teachers 2 0.03792188093

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Party: Republican
Year: 1953
Total Word Count: 6,973

Eisenhower School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 1 0.01434102969
Schools 7 0.1003872078

Harry S. Truman

Party: Democrat
Year: 1946
Total Word Count: 27,465

Truman School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
College 3 0.0109229929
Education 15 0.0546149645
Schools 14 0.05097396687
Students 1 0.003640997633

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Party: Democrat
Year: 1934
Total Word Count: 2,230

Roosevelt School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 1 0.04484304933

Herbert Hoover

Party: Republican
Year: 1929
Total Word Count: 10,994

Hoover School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 6 0.05457522285
Illiteracy 1 0.009095870475
Schools 1 0.009095870475

Calvin Coolidge

Party: Republican
Year: 1923
Total Word Count: 6,706

Coolidge School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 5 0.07456009544
Illiteracy 1 0.01491201909
Schools 1 0.01491201909
Students 1 0.01491201909

Warren Harding

Party: Republican
Year: 1921
Total Word Count: 5,606

Harding School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Education 1 0.01783803068
Illiteracy 1 0.01783803068
Schools 2 0.03567606136

Woodrow Wilson

Party: Democrat
Year: 1913
Total Word Count: 3,553

Wilson School mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Schools 1 0.02814522938

Frequency adjusted for speech length.
Similar variations of words were combined. For example: college and colleges are both categorized under “college.”

Source: The American Presidency Project - http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/sou.php


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