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Political Polarization Peaking In America? Voters Embrace ‘All Or Nothing’ Mentality Along Party Lines

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Jun 12, 2020 … Authors say middle ground has vanished in politics: If two people can’t agree on one issue, they’ve never been more likely to disagree on all issues. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — You don’t need a study or headline to know that America feels incredibly divided right now. That being said, a new study from Penn State suggests…

‘Polarization Happens Fast’: Study Shows How Republican, Democrat Tweets Differ After Mass Shootings

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Aug 07, 2019 … Twitter study reveals tweets become most argumentative three to four days after a mass shooting occurs.  Republicans tend to focus more on the shooter in their posts, while Democrats typically focus on the victims. STANFORD, Calif. — The problem of mass shootings in the United States feels like it’s hit a fever pitch in 2019.…

Study Finds Algorithm That May Help Stymie Political Polarization

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Dec 19, 2020 … AALTO, Finland — Many people are disconnecting from their favorite social networks to escape the vicious back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans following President Trump’s election. Now it seems social media could be the key to healing the divide after all, as a new  study finds an algorithm that might help curb the tension seemingly splitting the country.…

Study: ‘Mental Rigidity’ The Root Cause Of Political Polarization In United States

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Dec 25, 2019 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — Divisiveness in the United States may be at an all-time high as voters look ahead to the presidential election in 2020. Americans may be admittedly stressed out from all the political angst, but they’re still not open to budging from their platforms or even so much as listening to what the…

Twitter study on Congress shows how quickly COVID-19 was politicized, polarized

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Jun 27, 2020 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — COVID-19, and all of the challenges and heartbreak it’s brought, should have motivated the global community to come together. In a perfect world, we’d put aside our differences and collaborate to beat this pandemic. Unfortunately, both internationally, and domestically in the United States, the coronavirus has been used far more often to divide…

Unexpected Findings: Partisan Politics Actually Helps Congress Pass Bills, Study Says

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Feb 03, 2020 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — Political and ideological polarization has been plaguing American politics for years, and 2020 is already off to a particularly turbulent start. Surprisingly, research by Michigan State University and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research suggests all that disagreement may actually be beneficial. The study finds a partisan, and at times divisive,…

Pick A Side: Political Moderates Losing Their Voice On Twitter, Study Finds

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Sep 03, 2019 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — Political polarization in the United States is far from news, but a study by researchers at the University of Missouri finds that the social media platform Twitter may be artificially exaggerating the widening political divide, with moderates suffering as a result. Users are free to customize their news feeds with only accounts…

A Nation Divided: U.S. Politics Taking Physical, Emotional Toll On Americans

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Sep 26, 2019 … Survey reveals about two in five Americans are stressed out by the political climate, and one in five say they’re even losing sleep. Nearly a third of those surveyed feel views expressed on cable news channels are driving them “crazy.” Study author believes problem is akin to a public health crisis in the country. LINCOLN,…

Study: Seeing World Through Another’s Eyes May Turn You Off From Their Beliefs

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Aug 27, 2019 … STANFORD, Calif. — There’s an old saying that states you should never criticize anyone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Well, strangely enough, a new study conducted at Stanford University has found pretty much the exact opposite of that old adage. Researchers say that trying to see someone else’s perspective may actually make you…

Political extremists are ‘impulsive’ thrill-seekers, but mentally slower

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Feb 23, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — From destructive protests throughout 2020, to the violent events in Washington on Jan. 6, it’s clear political unrest in America is reaching a boiling point. Psychologists are now asking what turns the civil discord common in partisan politics into extremist behavior. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say certain personalities are…

Rose-Colored Politics: Voters Find Polls That Favor Their Candidates More Credible, Study Finds

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Dec 07, 2019 … Calling the findings “depressing,” the study’s author says voters “are willing to cherry pick which polls to trust” in order to “support the narrative they want to hear.” ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The 2020 presidential election is less than a year away, and pollsters are already out in full force attempting to gauge voters’ preferences heading…

Far From United: Political Divide In America The Worst It’s Ever Been

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Oct 03, 2018 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — It may not be so hard to believe during this murky political landscape, but a new study finds the divide between Democrats and Republicans is the worst it’s ever been, more so than many people may even think. The research, conducted by Zachary Neal, an associate professor of psychology and global…

Study: Liberals, Conservatives Divided By Science Book ‘Echo Chamber’

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May 03, 2017 … CHICAGO — Liberal and conservative partisanship is a widely discussed divide in recent U.S. politics, but a new study shows a strain of stark separation has emerged on what has long been considered politically neutral ground: science literature. Researchers at the University of Chicago, as well as Yale and Cornell universities created a database of more…

Canadian Citizens Putting Politics Aside At Unprecedented Levels To Combat Coronavirus

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May 28, 2020 … TORONTO — The governments of countries worldwide have been forced to make some very difficult decisions over the last several months. Every country has come up with their own plan and implemented restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto recently evaluated the response of Canadian citizens to the…

Stress Can Push One’s Political Beliefs To Extremes, Study Finds

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Apr 04, 2017 … IRVINE, Calif. — Difficult life events may affect more than just a person’s mental or physical health — it turns out they can push one’s political positions to an extreme. In a new study, researchers show how challenges and stressors a person faces in life significantly impact one’s political polarization, whether the person was liberal or…

Customizable Political News Content A Danger To Democracy, Study Claims

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Jan 03, 2018 … BUFFALO — It’s no secret that political news junkies typically frequent the websites that tend to support the party they associate with, and customize their social media feeds so that the headlines they see come from such outlets. Yet a recent study claims that sites that allow you to pick-and-choose the content you read based on…

‘Concerning’ study finds 4 in 5 social studies teachers feel unqualified to teach civics

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Dec 08, 2020 … SANTA MONICA, Calif. — After a tumultuous election season, the only thing most Americans probably agree on is that they don’t agree on much. A new report is finding that part of the political polarization sweeping the nation may be starting in the schools. Researchers for the RAND Corporation say the majority of social studies teachers…

Relentless Lies: The More You See A Fake News Piece, The More Likely You’ll Share It

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Dec 04, 2019 … LOS ANGELES — Over the past few years, it’s become quite commonplace to encounter fake news stories. Troublingly, whether it is something as seemingly harmless as a Facebook meme, or a political hit piece with a not-so-subtle agenda, misleading news items have become a fact of life in modern discourse. Now, a new international study finds the more…

Research Finds Strong Link Between Climate Change Denial, Right-Wing Nationalism

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Mar 21, 2019 … GOTHENBURG, Sweden — It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to many, but new research shows that gains made by right-wing nationalist factions have increased climate change denial around the world. Now researchers are hoping to connect even more dots behind the phenomenon and educate individuals and industry leaders far and wide. The assertion…

Liberal Voters Are Harder On Centrists Than Conservatives, Study Finds

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Jul 28, 2018 … LINCOLN, Neb. — Self-identified liberal voters are less forgiving to Democratic politicians who cross party lines on certain issues than conservative voters are to Republican lawmakers doing the same thing, a recent study shows. Researchers at the University of Nebraska used MRI technology to examine the brains of 58 people when they face incongruent positions…

Study: Liberals Really Do Prefer Lattes, Conservatives Really Don’t

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Jun 22, 2018 … PHILADELPHIA — As political polarization in the United States grows more severe with topics like immigration and climate change hanging in the forefront, many fired-up liberals and conservatives don’t hesitate to toss out stereotypes and barbs at one another. A new study now shows that one tongue-in-cheek term — “latte liberal” — actually has some…