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Results of Speeches Survey Questions

by Ron Kurtus (updated 9 February 2022)

Note: For a while, I had survey questions on the various topics. Answers were tabulated and placed in a database. That feature has been temporarily put on hold. However, you can still see the results of the survey.

Have you ever been captivated by a good speaker? Yes: 498 (87%) No: 68 (12%) Total: 566
Should leaders have others write their speeches? Yes: 175 (29%) No: 409 (70%) Total: 584
Are most political speeches too long? Yes: 305 (82%) No: 63 (17%) Total: 368
Can a speech indicate the person's character? Yes: 1014 (84%) No: 186 (15%) Total: 1200
Is the speech more important than the speaker? Yes: 226 (57%) No: 169 (42%) Total: 395
Does listening to a good speech inspire you? Yes: 274 (89%) No: 32 (10%) Total: 306
Is an emotional speaker more appealing than a logical speaker? Yes: 281 (56%) No: 218 (43%) Total: 499
Could a persuasive speaker influence you to do wrong? Yes: 691 (61%) No: 424 (38%) Total: 1115
Would you listen to a speech from someone you didn't like? Yes: 314 (58%) No: 219 (41%) Total: 533
Can a person who is reading the speech be as effective? Yes: 152 (47%) No: 170 (52%) Total: 322

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