A recent report from Pew Research Center says American politics is marked by “partisan polarization.” It says the gulf separating Republicans and Democrats “sometimes obscures the divisions and diversity of views that exist within both partisan coalitions.” Pew divides U.S. voters into nine separate groups. On the right are faith and flag conservatives, committed conservatives, the populist right and the ambivalent right. On the left are Democratic mainstays, establishment liberals, the outsider left and the progressive left. The ninth group, labeled “stressed sideliners,” falls in the middle. These intraparty disagreements “present multiple challenges for both parties” and “complicate the already difficult task of governing a divided nation.”
The December 2021 issue of The Socionomist addresses contemporary political polarization in the U.S., its socionomic origins and how to tell where the trend is likely to head next. Read it instantly when you become a Socionomics Premier Member.
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