State of the People

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 People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 39 0.6380410416
My 14 0.2414209346
Our 104 1.793412657
Us 18 0.3103983445
We 137 2.241765822
You 53 0.8277289188
Together 13 0.2241765822

Barack Obama

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

Obama People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 105 1.437568456
My 10 0.1369112815
Our 121 1.656626506
Us 19 0.2601314348
We 169 2.313800657
You 25 0.3422782037
Together 5 0.06845564074

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 34 0.8767405879
My 13 0.3352243424
Our 79 2.037132543
Us 6 0.1547189273
We 85 2.19185147
You 12 0.3094378546
Together 5 0.1289324394

Bill Clinton

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

Clinton People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 90 1.210979548
My 14 0.1883745963
Our 115 1.547362756
Us 28 0.3767491927
We 168 2.260495156
You 68 0.9149623251
Together 8 0.1076426265

George Bush Sr.

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

George Bush Sr. People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 45 1.191421763
My 5 0.1323801959
Our 80 2.118083135
Us 19 0.5030447445
We 64 1.694466508
You 19 0.5030447445
Together 3 0.07942811755

Ronald Reagan

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

Reagan People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 37 0.7178890182
My 5 0.09701202949
Our 74 1.435778036
Us 14 0.2716336826
We 110 2.134264649
You 14 0.2716336826
Together 15 0.2910360885

James Carter, Jr.

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

Carter People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 50 1.091703057
My 4 0.08733624454
Our 91 1.986899563
Us 18 0.3930131004
We 124 2.707423581
You 13 0.2838427948
Together 11 0.2401746725

Gerald Ford

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

Ford People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 64 1.551139118
My 7 0.169655841
Our 58 1.405719825
Us 10 0.2423654872
We 60 1.454192923
You 8 0.1938923897
Together 1 0.02423654872

Richard Nixon

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

Nixon People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 43 0.964774512
My 6 0.1346196993
Our 77 1.727619475
Us 16 0.3589858649
We 94 2.109041956
You 4 0.08974646623
Together 2 0.04487323312

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Johnson People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 16 0.5050505051
My 5 0.1578282828
Our 71 2.241161616
Us 5 0.1578282828
We 73 2.304292929
You 6 0.1893939394
Together 1 0.03156565657

John F. Kennedy

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

Kennedy People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 39 0.739476678
My 10 0.1896094046
Our 126 2.389078498
Us 15 0.2844141069
We 60 1.137656428
You 2 0.03792188093
Together 1 0.01896094046

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Eisenhower People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 38 0.5449591281
My 4 0.05736411874
Our 122 1.749605622
Us 11 0.1577513265
We 64 0.9178258999
You 6 0.08604617812
Together 3 0.04302308906

Harry S. Truman

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

Truman People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 124 0.4514837065
My 13 0.04733296923
Our 90 0.327689787
Us 31 0.1128709266
We 216 0.7864554888
You 1 0.003640997633
Together 7 0.02548698343

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Roosevelt People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 24 1.076233184
My 4 0.1793721973
Our 23 1.031390135
Us 1 0.04484304933
We 34 1.524663677
You 12 0.5381165919
Together 1 0.04484304933

Herbert Hoover

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

Hoover People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 57 0.5184646171
My 4 0.0363834819
Our 81 0.7367655085
Us 5 0.04547935237
We 59 0.536656358
Together 3 0.02728761142

Calvin Coolidge

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

Coolidge People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 31 0.4622725917
My 3 0.04473605726
Our 73 1.088577393
Us 2 0.02982403817
We 49 0.7306889353
You 1 0.01491201909
Together 1 0.01491201909

Warren Harding

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

Harding People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 34 0.6064930432
My 3 0.05351409204
Our 71 1.266500178
Us 7 0.1248662148
We 71 1.266500178
You 13 0.2318943989
Together 1 0.01783803068

Woodrow Wilson

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

Wilson People mentions
Word Frequency Percentage of Speech
I 39 1.097663946
My 7 0.1970166057
Our 42 1.182099634
Us 7 0.1970166057
We 41 1.153954405
You 10 0.2814522938
Together 1 0.02814522938

Frequency adjusted for speech length.
Similar variations of words were combined. For example: our, ours, and ourselves are all categorized under “our.”

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


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