US Presidents Study

US Presidents Study

The Siena College Research Institute (SRI) has been conducting the US Presidents Study since 1982.  The study calls upon historians, political scientists and presidential scholars to rate the presidents in twenty areas: 

  • Background
  • Imagination
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence 
  • Luck
  • Willing to take risks 
  • Avoid crucial mistakes 
  • Court appointments 
  • Domestic Accomplishments 
  • Executive Appointments
  • Foreign Policy accomplishments 
  • Handling of U.S. Economy 
  • Party leadership 
  • Relationship with Congress 
  • Ability to compromise
  • Communication ability 
  • Executive ability 
  • Leadership ability 
  • Overall ability

SRI conducted 5 separate studies since 1982 including one in 2010 that includes current president, Barack Obama.