Is America Really So Divided?
A Polarized Nation?
“The average American citizen, contrary to myth, is neither very angry, nor very far to the left or the right, nor inclined to treat anyone with different opinions as a mortal enemy,” writes Stephen Chapman for Reason.com. “The most extreme voices tend to attract so much attention that it's easy to forget something important: Most people aren't listening. Most Americans aren't rabid liberals or fanatical conservatives. Gallup recently found that more people call themselves conservative than liberal or moderate.