Study: Congress Speaks At High School Sophomore Level
The Sunlight Foundation discovered that the language used on the House floor lines up with the 10th or 11th grade.
The study, which Lee Drutman, the political scientist who ran it, tells NPR was “just for fun” before the results showed a “real drop-off in the last several years,” took every word on the Congressional Record from House and Senate floor speeches and ran it through an algorithm that would evaluate each year as a grade level. Below a sample of what they found:
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