Economic Record: President Nixon
Major economic events:
Related: Best Presidents for GDP growth
| The green line represents the GDP growth during the presidency of President Nixon. The orange line reflects
the average rate of GDP growth since 1953.
Related: Ranking the presidents for job creation
| The green line represents the rate of the growth in the number of jobs under President Richard Nixon. The orange line reflects
the average rate of growth in the number of jobs since 1953.
Related: Ranking the presidents for income growth
| The orange line is the rate at which the median family income has increased on average since 1953 and the
green line is how fast it increased under Nixon.
Debt as a Percentage of GDP
Related: Change in debt by president
Source: BEA Treasury
| This graph examines the way the debt shifted relative to GDP. The orange line shows
what the debt would have been if it had started at the same level as it was at when President Nixon took
office and had grown at the average rate. The green line shows what actually happened.
Related: Stock market performance by party of president
| This graph compares the performance of the S&P500 under President Nixon with the average.
Compared to Other Developed Countries
Related: Economic performance relative to NATO countries
Source: USDA University of Groningen
| This shows how the GDP growth of the United States compared to the GDP growth in the other original NATO member countries.
The other original NATO member countries are used as a benchmark because they have had relatively similar economic status to the
United States during the entire period examined.
January 4, 2018