[2020-01-14] Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting “Dumber” – Cheddar

Readability Formula

The reading levels of American presidential speeches have been on a steady decline since the 1920’s. The answer has less to do with the president and more to do with who they are speaking to.

Further reading:

1: The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/…

2: Readability Formula
https://readabilityformulas.com/freet…

3: Towards Data Science
https://towardsdatascience.com/a-quick-dip-in-presidential-rhetoric-or-a-permanent-plunge-fda7f3cc2625

4: Brown University
http://brownpoliticalreview.org/2016/…

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