DIVIDED: Pew study finds Americans can’t seem to agree on basic issues

To say that America’s divided right now would be an understatement.

On the most basic of issues, it seems that Americans have never been so split, whether it is related to immigration or national security – heck, other studies have found that there is a divide when it comes to free speech!

And this isn’t necessarily a generational issue, but rather a political affiliation one. Republican and Democratic voters simply detest one another.

According to a new Pew Research Center (PRC) study released earlier this month, Americans don’t seem to agree on much. Let’s take a look at some of the examples:

– Government aid to the poor: 74 percent of Democrats support it, while just 24 percent of Republicans support it.
– Immigrants strengthen the nation: 84 percent of Democrats agree, while 42 percent of Republicans agree.
– Racial discrimination is the main reason black Americans can’t get ahead: 64 percent of Democrats agree, while 14 percent of Republicans agree.
– Diplomacy versus military strength to ensure peace: 83 percent of Democrats say good diplomacy ensures peace, while 30 percent of Republicans agree with that sentiment.

 

Indeed, political polling, party support and survey honesty should all be considered.

For instance, Democrats may want diplomacy, but they hardly criticized former President Barack Obama when he invaded Libya and bombed Middle Eastern countries.

Moreover, survey respondents tend to refrain from being honest in their answers. As an example, let’s say they were polled about what they wanted more in newspapers. They may respond by listing international news, business and arts, but they really want more sports, entertainment and the funnies.

That said, if the polling results are accurate, then this is indeed a trying time for the American people.

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