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I’m not convinced—and, speaking generally, no one should be convinced—of anything not supported by hard data.

Wouldn't the phrase "generally speaking" sound more natural in the above sentence?

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In one sense, “generally speaking” is more natural: it's much more common (according to ngrams for generally speaking,speaking generally). As such, it has a flatter and more cliched tone. “Speaking generally” is perfectly acceptable English, perfectly natural, and should not be discriminated against.

I don't know of an adverb placement rule that applies here. But you may find some of the following of interest: Position of adverbs, bbc.co.uk; Should an adverb go before or after a verb?, ELU; The Royal Order of Adverbs, ELU; and especially Does adverb come before the verb or after the verb?, usingenglish.com.

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