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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I390.6380410416
My140.2414209346
Our1041.793412657
Us180.3103983445
We1372.241765822
You530.8277289188
Together130.2241765822

Barack Obama

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I1051.437568456
My100.1369112815
Our1211.656626506
Us190.2601314348
We1692.313800657
You250.3422782037
Together50.06845564074

George W. Bush

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I340.8767405879
My130.3352243424
Our792.037132543
Us60.1547189273
We852.19185147
You120.3094378546
Together50.1289324394

Bill Clinton

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I901.210979548
My140.1883745963
Our1151.547362756
Us280.3767491927
We1682.260495156
You680.9149623251
Together80.1076426265

George Bush Sr.

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I451.191421763
My50.1323801959
Our802.118083135
Us190.5030447445
We641.694466508
You190.5030447445
Together30.07942811755

Ronald Reagan

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I370.7178890182
My50.09701202949
Our741.435778036
Us140.2716336826
We1102.134264649
You140.2716336826
Together150.2910360885

James Carter, Jr.

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I501.091703057
My40.08733624454
Our911.986899563
Us180.3930131004
We1242.707423581
You130.2838427948
Together110.2401746725

Gerald Ford

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I641.551139118
My70.169655841
Our581.405719825
Us100.2423654872
We601.454192923
You80.1938923897
Together10.02423654872

Richard Nixon

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I430.964774512
My60.1346196993
Our771.727619475
Us160.3589858649
We942.109041956
You40.08974646623
Together20.04487323312

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I160.5050505051
My50.1578282828
Our712.241161616
Us50.1578282828
We732.304292929
You60.1893939394
Together10.03156565657

John F. Kennedy

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I390.739476678
My100.1896094046
Our1262.389078498
Us150.2844141069
We601.137656428
You20.03792188093
Together10.01896094046

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I380.5449591281
My40.05736411874
Our1221.749605622
Us110.1577513265
We640.9178258999
You60.08604617812
Together30.04302308906

Harry S. Truman

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I1240.4514837065
My130.04733296923
Our900.327689787
Us310.1128709266
We2160.7864554888
You10.003640997633
Together70.02548698343

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I241.076233184
My40.1793721973
Our231.031390135
Us10.04484304933
We341.524663677
You120.5381165919
Together10.04484304933

Herbert Hoover

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I570.5184646171
My40.0363834819
Our810.7367655085
Us50.04547935237
We590.536656358
Together30.02728761142

Calvin Coolidge

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I310.4622725917
My30.04473605726
Our731.088577393
Us20.02982403817
We490.7306889353
You10.01491201909
Together10.01491201909

Warren Harding

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I340.6064930432
My30.05351409204
Our711.266500178
Us70.1248662148
We711.266500178
You130.2318943989
Together10.01783803068

Woodrow Wilson

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

WordFrequencyPercentage of Speech
I391.097663946
My70.1970166057
Our421.182099634
Us70.1970166057
We411.153954405
You100.2814522938
Together10.02814522938

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