Partisanship Engenders Greatest Division Among Americans
by No Labels on Sep 7, 2013 | Views: 644 | Score: 4
Most Divisive Factors in the American Public
Average Difference on 48 Value Questions by Key Demographics
The political gridlock plaguing recent Congresses reflects the growing polarization of the two major political parties, as both become smaller and more ideologically homogenous. Compared with basic demographic divisions-- such as race, gender, religion, and class--the partisan divide has exponentially increased in the last two decades, becoming the overwhelmingly most divisive factor of the American public.