Monday, January 23, 2017

Divide in America deeper than ever before

Americans see their nation’s Democratic and Republican parties separated by a wide gap, with “little optimism that the country’s political divisions will subside any time soon,” according to a new Pew Research poll.

“Fully 86 percent describe the country as more politically divided today than in the past, while just 12 percent say the country is no more divided,” Pew reported.
Interestingly, only about 46 percent said that when Barack Obama became president in 2009, but the numbers started rocketing up the scale almost immediately.
“The current mood stands in stark contrast to January 2009, before Barack Obama took office. At that time, just 46 percent said the nation was more politically divided. But a few months into Obama’s first term, the share saying the country was more divided politically had risen to 61 percent.”
Pew Research said only 24 percent of Americans now expect the divisions to lessen over the coming years.


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