Parsing Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address

A Look at Which Words Were Said the Most



A few days ago, President Barack Obama made his fifth State of the Union address to the nation.

President Obama addressed a very divided nation on Tuesday night - a nation that still continues to suffer from high unemployment, a nation that still faces the threat of terrorism every day and a nation that is facing yet another bare knuckle brawl over the country's debt ceiling.

What would Obama say to the nation? What would be his priorities going forward?

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As I like to do every year, I ran President Obama's speech through a program that counts how many times he said certain words.

I thought that I would point out the interesting words that popped up at least five times throughout the course of Obama's address:

Here you go:

"jobs" or "job" - 37 times
"help" - 31 times
"work" - 27 times
"businesses" - 15 times
"support" - 13 times
"opportunity" - 12 times
"economy" - 11 times
"families" - 11 times
"future" - 10 times
"reform" - 10 times
"leaders" - 9 times
"create" - 9 times
"kids" - 9 times
"energy" - 8 times
"communities" - 7 times
"education" - 7 times
"college" - 7 times
"unemployment" - 6 times
"invest" - 6 times
"workforce" - 6 times
"women" - 6 times
"afghanistan" - 6 times
"iran" - 6 times
"oil" - 5 times
"republicans" - 5 times
"military" - 5 times
"growth" - 5 times
"troops" - 5 times
"nuclear" - 5 times