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Socia Media Data on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Socia Media Data on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

We hope you enjoy Brandwatch’s socia media data on President Obama’s State of the Union Address. We analyzed a 10% sampling of mentions and have multiplied all numbers below to represent the full data set, however, graphs represent the sampling.

In the past 24 hours, we have seen more than 540,000 mentions of the State of the Union on Twitter. The most popular hashtag was #SOTU (499,000+ tweets and retweets). Hashtags like #SOTU2015 (43,000+ tweets and retweets), #ActOnClimate (22,000+ tweets and retweets), and #StateoftheUnion (21,000+ tweets and retweets) were also prevalent.

The official Twitter handles of the White House (@whitehouse) and President Obama (@barackobama) were the most mentioned Tweeters throughout the speech. Additionally, President Obama’s Tweet about free community college was one of the most popular and received more than 4,800 retweets.

Obama Address Social Media Data Tweet

President Obama’s snarky response of “I know, because I won both of them,” to Republicans after their applause that he has no more campaigns to run, garnered more than 11,000 mentions.

Most Tweeted Minute

The biggest spike in mentions occurred around 9:55 p.m. (ET) when President Obama discussed climate change. Many Tweets used the #ActOnClimate hashtag and quoted the President.

Climate Change President Obama Union Adress

Most Mentioned Topics

Most Mentioned Topics Obama Union Address


The split between men and women was pretty close, with men having a slightly larger share of voice (51%). Women Tweeted about “future generations,” while men mentioned the “middle-class”. Both used the #SOTU hashtag and mentioned “national security,” “paid leave,” and the “Act On Climate.”

Gender Split Obama Union Address

Gender Split Obama Union Address Graph Two

Unsurprisingly, the most Tweets originated from California and New York, however Washington state, Texas, Florida, and Illinois represented a fair amount of the conversations, more than we typically see for social conversations in general.

State of The Union Address Mention Volume Data

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About Adam Post

Adam Post is a Los Angeles Social Media Strategist and Founder of Bright Age Digital Creative Agency. Follow me on Google Plus https://plus.google.com/+AdamPost/

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