As Americans watched President Barack Obama deliver his final State of the Union Tuesday, they did so with their Facebook and Twitter pages open. Check out our list below, which shows the most talked-about topics from the president’s 2016 address. 


Top social moment:

President Obama criticizes anti-Muslim sentiment.

Top issues

1. Iran

2. Islam and Muslims


4. Terrorism

5. Food stamps

Top issues among women:

1. Food stamps

2. Education

3. Wall Street

Top issues among men:

1. Islam and Muslims


3. Terrorism

Most engaged states:

1. Maryland

2. Virginia

3. Georgia

4. New York

5. North Carolina


Top 10 Re-tweets during #SOTU:

Top-Tweeted moments of the #SOTU:

1. "I stand here confident that the State of our Union is strong." (Closing)

2. "We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics."

3. "I will keep working to shut down the prison at Guantanamo. It’s expensive, it’s unnecessary."

Most-Tweeted topics during #SOTU:

1. Foreign Affairs

2. Energy & The Environment

3. The Economy

Most-Tweeted-about Presidential candidates during #SOTU:

1. @RealDonaldTrump

2. @HillaryClinton

3. @BernieSanders

Top follower growth for Presidential candidates during #SOTU on Twitter:

1. @RealDonaldTrump

2. @HillaryClinton

3. @BernieSanders