In Numbers

A nonpartisan, data-driven snapshot

of the state of our union​

USAFacts State of the Union - In Numbers

The Issues

Article II of the US Constitution requires the president to address Congress on the "state of the union." The annual address is an opportunity for the president to review the nation's condition and outline legislative priorities for the coming year. The 2022 State of the Union address will be Tuesday, March 1st at 9 p.m. EST.

USAFacts analyzed decades of State of the Union addresses to find the most-covered issues, then compiled the numbers behind those topics so Americans can judge how the country is doing.

Data released over the past year illustrates COVID-19's impact on the nation, but the fluid nature of the virus means not all of the pandemic's effects will be apparent in this report. Still, these historical metrics provide perspective.