Saturday, March 19, 2005

100 Most Frequent Words

Below are the 100 words used most often in liberal and conservative opinion pieces. (Red text indicates a match between the two lists.)


LiberalCountPer articleConservativeCountPer article
1. the3180(14.01)the1898(18.79)
2. to1749(7.70)to915(9.06)
3. of1500(6.61)of872(8.63)
4. and1416(6.24)and817(8.09)
5. a1220(5.37)a704(6.97)
6. in1004(4.42)in551(5.46)
7. is821(3.62)is437(4.33)
8. that607(2.67)that405(4.01)
9. for551(2.43)for271(2.68)
10. it410(1.81)i251(2.49)
11. as395(1.74)are239(2.37)
12. be380(1.67)it217(2.15)
13. not368(1.62)on214(2.12)
14. are340(1.50)have184(1.82)
15. on332(1.46)as183(1.81)
16. this316(1.39)be174(1.72)
17. have314(1.38)this163(1.61)
18. i298(1.31)was158(1.56)
19. with293(1.29)we157(1.55)
20. bush260(1.15)not152(1.50)
21. has258(1.14)they145(1.44)
22. but250(1.10)with143(1.42)
23. we246(1.08)has137(1.36)
24. our219(0.96)from134(1.33)
25. by210(0.93)you134(1.33)
26. more209(0.92)he128(1.27)
27. us207(0.91)at124(1.23)
28. will206(0.91)more120(1.19)
29. at203(0.89)bush119(1.18)
30. he202(0.89)or119(1.18)
31. from193(0.85)his119(1.18)
32. or192(0.85)their119(1.18)
33. an190(0.84)by112(1.11)
34. his184(0.81)kerry110(1.09)
35. their182(0.80)our109(1.08)
36. was181(0.80)but108(1.07)
37. who171(0.75)all104(1.03)
38. they166(0.73)people98(0.97)
39. would155(0.68)if97(0.96)
40. president151(0.67)who96(0.95)
41. one150(0.66)will95(0.94)
42. people148(0.65)would90(0.89)
43. if145(0.64)an89(0.88)
44. all137(0.60)president86(0.85)
45. iraq126(0.56)were85(0.84)
46. what125(0.55)united79(0.78)
47. you125(0.55)one78(0.77)
48. should125(0.55)than77(0.76)
49. no120(0.53)us74(0.73)
50. about117(0.52)states71(0.70)
51. university116(0.51)war70(0.69)
52. kerry113(0.50)about69(0.68)
53. can112(0.49)out63(0.62)
54. only112(0.49)even63(0.62)
55. when107(0.47)what63(0.62)
56. most106(0.47)no61(0.60)
57. united106(0.47)been60(0.59)
58. so105(0.46)public58(0.57)
59. than104(0.46)so58(0.57)
60. there102(0.45)most58(0.57)
61. those100(0.44)only57(0.56)
62. other99(0.44)should56(0.55)
63. do98(0.43)when56(0.55)
64. been96(0.42)do55(0.54)
65. its96(0.42)there55(0.54)
66. out96(0.42)can55(0.54)
67. such93(0.41)many54(0.53)
68. students91(0.40)liberal54(0.53)
69. years90(0.40)don’t53(0.52)
70. many90(0.40)religious52(0.51)
71. because90(0.40)my52(0.51)
72. war89(0.39)just51(0.50)
73. were88(0.39)george50(0.50)
74. political88(0.39)new50(0.50)
75. states87(0.38)liberals50(0.50)
76. my87(0.38)its49(0.49)
77. state83(0.37)iraq49(0.49)
78. which81(0.36)because49(0.49)
79. some80(0.35)like48(0.48)
80. religious77(0.34)now47(0.47)
81. these75(0.33)how47(0.47)
82. make75(0.33)any47(0.47)
83. policy74(0.33)first45(0.45)
84. right73(0.32)years44(0.44)
85. bush’s72(0.32)comments44(0.44)
86. could71(0.31)democratic44(0.44)
87. over71(0.31)make43(0.43)
88. even70(0.31)over43(0.43)
89. student70(0.31)also43(0.43)
90. into69(0.30)did42(0.42)
91. time69(0.30)right42(0.42)
92. like68(0.30)get42(0.42)
93. military67(0.30)party42(0.42)
94. them66(0.29)think41(0.41)
95. while66(0.29)vote41(0.41)
96. now66(0.29)it’s41(0.41)
97. government66(0.29)university40(0.40)
98. national65(0.29)time40(0.40)
99. george65(0.29)life40(0.40)
100. w65(0.29)values39(0.39)