In Numbers

A data-driven, nonpartisan snapshot

of the state of our union

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The Issues

Article II of the US Constitution requires that the President of the United States deliver a State of the Union from time to time, including a budget report and legislative proposals. USAFacts analyzed 40 years of State of the Union speeches to find the most-covered issues; here are the numbers behind those popular topics. We provide historical metrics for perspective—using it to advocate for the change you want to see in the country is up to you.

Published February 2nd, 2020

Federal Government Actions

What are some of the actions the federal government took in 2019 in these issue areas?

Sources & Footnotes