We compared our results with the results from a previous study
conducted by the Pew Research Center. They investigated the differences in views of the major problems among the Republican and Democrat parties. Problems they observed are climate change, economic inequality, racism, sexism, job opportunities, affordability of college education, affordability of health care, drug addiction, federal budget deficit, terrorism, and illegal immigration. They compare percentages of people in each party that consider each of these problems as relevant for the country. We tried to get an estimate of this using a different variable: the percentages of quotations related to each topic (out of all quotations) with regards to the party. The first plot shows topics that are taken more seriously by Democrats, while the second plot shows topics that are taken more seriously by Republicans, according to Pew Research. Let us concentrate on the question of who takes some problems more seriously. It makes sense to assume that people from that party would also speak more about such problems. We see that our approach differs from results by the Pew Research Center only in the case of drug addiction and job opportunities. However, in both of those cases, differences between Republicans and Democrats are minimal. For all the other topics, we see that our results follow a similar trend as results obtained by Pew Research, but the ratios are a bit different.