Obama's speech1

 
Below you can see a fragment of US President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration speech.
Please read the speech and answer 20 questions regarding it, followed by a few demographical questions. The survey is anonymous.
Thank you in advance :)
It is well understood now that we are in the middle of a crisis. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching, organized system of violence and hate. Our economy has been badly weakened. This is the result of extreme desire for great wealth by some people, and failure to act responsibly. But we have all failed to make hard choices and to get the nation ready for a new age.

Homes have been lost; jobs given up; businesses have closed. Our health care costs too much; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further proof that the ways we use energy make those against us stronger and threaten our world. These are the ways we can measure a crisis. Another problem is just as great, but we cannot measure it as easily. It is the draining of our own belief in America – a fear that America‟s fall is surely coming and that future Americans must lower their hopes.

Today I say to you that the trials we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short time. But know this, America – they will be met. On this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. We have chosen united purpose over fighting and over noisy argument.
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1. On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being not at all and 5 being extremely, rate the criteria given below:
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How understandable the speech was?
How clearly President Obama got his message across?
How intelligent President Obama seemed based on his speech?
How persuasive President Obama was in arguing his viewpoint?
How personally trustworthy President Obama came across during his speech?
How trustworthy the message in President Obama’s speech came across?
How inspiring the speech was?
How likeable President Obama came across during his speech?
Rate your overall approval level of the speech:
Rate your overall approval level of President Obama based on this speech:
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2. On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being never and 5 being always, rate the criteria given below:
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How often did President Obama repeat himself, either in words or ideas, in the speech?
How often did President Obama use more words than necessary, or take too long to get to the content of his speech?
How often did President Obama and the contents of his speech seem trustworthy?
How often did President Obama seem to use sarcastic or disingenuous language?
How often did President Obama seem to go off-topic or prevaricate (speak in an evasive way)?
How often did President Obama seem confident in himself and the contents of his speech?
How often does President Obama seem to speak in a way that fits the circumstances of the inauguration speech?
How often does President Obama seem clear and concise?
How often does President Obama’s speech seem organized and well-thought out?
How often does President Obama use obscure, ambiguous, or confusing language or phrasings?
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