“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.
A Polarized Nation?»