2/3rds think Americans are becoming more polarized - but this is not true

June 5, 2015



Two thirds believe americans becoming more polarized.... but"Using these two measures, we were able to look at actual and perceived differences in polarization," Chambers said.They found that actual polarization has remained steady since the 1970s.The historical responses also showed that people have always overestimated polarization. Even decades ago, in times now remembered as cooperative and cordial, people pegged political disagreements as much more vast than they really were. [Life's Extremes: Democrat vs.Republican]LIVE SCIENCE, Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer, 28 January 2012http://www.livescience.com/18177-americans-political-polarization-exagge...

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