Most Intend to Watch Obama's State of the Union

Jan 24, 2011

Most Americans say they plan to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Still, a sizable majority sees the speech to Congress as no more important than in previous years.

In the latest survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Jan. 20-23 among 1,001 adults, 61% say they plan to watch the State of the Union address, either on television (54%) or the internet (7%). About a third (35%) say they don’t think they will watch the State of the Union, Obama’s first since Republicans took control of the House in the 2010 elections.

In January 2007, shortly after Democrats took control of Congress, 59% said they planned to watch George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech, while 37% said they did not.

Read the full report, Most Intend to Watch Obama's State of the Union, on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Web site. 

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