Which one is correct?

at/in/on a more general level

having discussed some implications of my theory for some particular debates, now I want to talk about one more general broadly important implication of it. Should I start the sentence with at/on/in a more general level?

According to Ngram the expression with "at" is more popular while it is not used as all with "in". Ngram

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Based on personal experience, here's what I think:

"On a more general level" means "basically," so use "on" when speaking to an audience less educated on your specific topic because the audience's knowledge is less specialized.

"At a more general level" means "generally," so use "at" to explain that the concept can be generalized. This is what you should use.

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