American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Pursued Equal Justice for All

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. Abraham Lincoln
95.0
1
1
2. Lyndon Baines Johnson
91.1
2
10
3. Harry S. Truman
83.3
3
5
4. Jimmy Carter
78.2
4
22
5. Bill Clinton
76.7
5
21
6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
76.3
6
2
7. John F. Kennedy
74.0
7
8
8. John Quincy Adams
61.7
8
19
9. Theodore Roosevelt
60.2
9
4
10. Dwight D. Eisenhower
57.4
10
9
11. Thomas Jefferson
54.3
11
7
12. George Washington
52.4
12
3
13. James Madison
51.4
13
18
14. John Adams
51.4
14
16
15. Gerald Ford
49.6
15
23
16. James Monroe
47.6
16
14
17. George Bush
47.1
17
20
18. Ulysses S. Grant
47.1
18
33
19. Richard Nixon
44.6
19
25
20. Woodrow Wilson
43.5
20
6
21. James Garfield
43.5
21
29
22. William McKinley
42.4
22
15
23. Grover Cleveland
42.4
23
17
24. Rutherford B. Hayes
41.8
24
26
25. Ronald Reagan
41.8
25
11
26. William Howard Taft
40.6
26
24
27. Zachary Taylor
40.0
27
28
28. Benjamin Harrison
38.8
28
31
29. Chester Arthur
38.8
29
32
30. Martin Van Buren
38.2
30
30
31. Herbert Hoover
37.1
31
34
32. Andrew Jackson
36.5
32
13
33. James K. Polk
36.4
33
12
34. Calvin Coolidge
32.0
34
27
35. Millard Fillmore
31.2
35
35
36. William Henry Harrison
29.4
36
37
37. Warren G. Harding
28.8
37
38
38. John Tyler
28.6
38
36
39. Andrew Johnson
28.3
39
40
40. Franklin Pierce
24.4
40
39
41. James Buchanan
22.3
41
41
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