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In Numbers

A nonpartisan, data-driven snapshot

of the state of our union​

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The Issues

Article II of the US Constitution mandates that the president periodically inform Congress about the "state of the union," including budget reports and legislative proposals. It is also a chance for the president to review their achievements, with not just Congress watching live, but the public as well.  President Joe Biden is set to deliver the 2024 State of the Union address on Thursday, March 7.

The State of the Union might be heavy on policy or accomplishments, but it’s seldom nonbiased, which is where the 2024 State of the Union in Numbers comes in. This data-driven, impartial report covers topics traditionally emphasized in State of the Union addresses.

These are historic metrics — how you use them to advocate for changes you want to see in the country is up to you.