Three-Fourths of Americans Regularly Talk Politics Only With Members of Their Own Tribe

5/1/2017 - PhD Candidate in Political Science Ross Butters and Assistant Professor of Political Science Christopher Hare in the Washington Post.

Film critic Pauline Kael is often quoted as saying after the 1972 presidential election some variant of “How can [Nixon] have won? Nobody I know voted for him.” The quote is almost certainly apocryphal, paraphrased from a less insular comment.* But that sentiment is no doubt familiar to many Americans today. As politics has become more partisan in recent decades, it gets harder to talk to people across the political divide.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

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