State of the World

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 World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Afghanistan 2 0.034488705
Africa 1 0.017244352
Asia 3 0.051733057
China 3 0.051733057
Cuba 1 0.017244352
Iran 3 0.051733057
Iraq 1 0.017244352
Korea 8 0.06897741
Mexico 2 0.034488705
Russia 1 0.017244352

Barack Obama

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

Obama World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Afghanistan 5 0.068455641
Asia 2 0.027382256
Britain 1 0.013691128
China 2 0.027382256
Colombia 1 0.013691128
Europe 1 0.013691128
Germany 1 0.013691128
Haiti 2 0.027382256
India 1 0.013691128
Iran 3 0.041073384
Iraq 5 0.068455641
Korea 2 0.027382256
Russia 1 0.013691128

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Afghanistan 15 0.386797318
Africa 2 0.051572976
Asia 1 0.025786488
China 1 0.025786488
Europe 1 0.025786488
India 1 0.025786488
Iran 2 0.051572976
Iraq 2 0.051572976
Korea 1 0.025786488
Pakistan 1 0.025786488
Russia 1 0.025786488

Bill Clinton

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

Clinton World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.013455328
Asia 1 0.013455328
China 1 0.013455328
Europe 5 0.067276642
Haiti 1 0.013455328
Korea 1 0.013455328
Nafta 3 0.040365985
Nato 2 0.026910657
Russia 7 0.094187298

George Bush Sr.

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

George Bush Sr. World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.026476039
Europe 10 0.264760392
Germancy 2 0.052952078
Nato 1 0.026476039

Ronald Reagan

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

Reagan World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Afghanistan 1 0.019402406
Asia 1 0.019402406
Cuba 1 0.019402406
Europe 2 0.038804812
Libya 1 0.019402406

James Carter, Jr.

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

Carter World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.021834061
Asia 1 0.021834061
Britain 1 0.021834061
Europe 2 0.043668122
India 1 0.021834061
Japan 1 0.021834061

Gerald Ford

Party: Republican
Year: 1975
Total Word Count: 4,126

Ford World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Asia 1 0.024236549
China 1 0.024236549
Europe 2 0.048473097
Germany 1 0.024236549
Japan 2 0.048473097
Korea 1 0.024236549
Vietnam 1 0.024236549

Richard Nixon

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

Nixon World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.022436617
Asia 2 0.044873233
China 1 0.022436617
Europe 2 0.044873233
Japan 2 0.044873233
Korea 1 0.022436617
Vietnam 3 0.06730985

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Johnson World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Cuba 2 0.063131313
Germany 1 0.031565657
Korea 1 0.031565657

John F. Kennedy

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

Kennedy World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.01896094
Asia 2 0.037921881
China 2 0.037921881
Cuba 4 0.075843762
Europe 2 0.037921881
India 1 0.01896094
Nato 2 0.037921881

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Eisenhower World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Asia 1 0.01434103
China 6 0.086046178
Europe 11 0.157751327
France 1 0.01434103
Germany 1 0.01434103
India 1 0.01434103
Korea 9 0.129069267
Russia 2 0.028682059

Harry S. Truman

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

Truman World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Africa 1 0.003640998
Asia 1 0.003640998
Britain 6 0.021845986
China 4 0.014563991
Europe 12 0.043691972
Fascism 3 0.010922993
France 2 0.007281995
Germany 13 0.047332969
Japan 15 0.054614965
Korea 2 0.007281995
Mexico 2 0.007281995
Palestine 1 0.003640998
Russia 4 0.014563991

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Roosevelt World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Europe 1 0.044843049

Herbert Hoover

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

Hoover World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Britain 3 0.027287611
China 2 0.018191741
Cuba 1 0.00909587
France 2 0.018191741
Germany 3 0.027287611
Haiti 3 0.027287611
Japan 1 0.00909587
Mexico 6 0.054575223
Russia 1 0.00909587

Calvin Coolidge

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

Coolidge World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Britain 1 0.014912019
Europe 1 0.014912019
France 1 0.014912019
Germany 2 0.029824038
Mexico 1 0.014912019
Russia 6 0.089472115

Warren Harding

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

Harding World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Europe 1 0.017838031
Russia 6 0.107028184

Woodrow Wilson

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

Wilson World mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
Europe 1 0.028145229
Britain 1 0.028145229
Mexico 6 0.168871376

Frequency adjusted for speech length.
Similar variations of words were combined. For example: China, China’s, and Chinese are all categorized under “China.”

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


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