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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:59 AM

The Divided States of America, in 25 Charts

Every day we hear about how society is splitting apart -- a polarized Congress, a fragmented media market, a persistent schism among Americans over social issues. But really, how bad are the divisions?

They're pretty bad, according to the results of The Atlantic/Aspen Institute American Values Survey released today. "As American approaches its 237th birthday, it's feeling quite a bit more "pluribus" than "unum," say Don Baer and Mark Penn elsewhere on this site, in their full analysis of the survey results. Below, find a visual summary of the findings of the poll.


Just 35 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction...



Six in 10 say America has grown more divided in the last decade...


...and Americans believe we are more divided today than at any time since the Great Depression -- with the exception of the Civil Rights era.



Equal opportunity and freedom of speech play the biggest role in unifying America...


...while blame for division falls mostly on Washington and its leaders.

See the rest of the charts at the Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/the-divided-states-of-america-in-25-charts/277303/

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Reply The Divided States of America, in 25 Charts (Original post)
liberal N proud Jul 2013 OP
chervilant Jul 2013 #1
chervilant Jul 2013 #2
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #3
chervilant Jul 2013 #4
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #5
Logical Jul 2013 #8
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #9
joeglow3 Jul 2013 #6
chervilant Jul 2013 #7

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:42 PM

1. Really?!?

No responses to this great, informative OP?!

Thanks for posting this -- bookmarked so I can visit the link at work.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 07:26 PM

2. Why?

Why do you think no one has commented on your post?

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:29 PM

3. Too busy glorifying Snowden maybe?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:35 PM

4. DU has changed since I first started coming here... eom

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Response to chervilant (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:38 PM

5. Sadly, many of the core have left.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:48 PM

8. LOL, you fools still do not understand it has nothing to do with Snowden. It is about the NSA. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 06:42 AM

9. You fools do not understand that giving information to other governments constitutes treason

Regardless of what that information is or how bad it is that the government is doing it.

It is NOT about the NSA, the man is treasonous and gutless.

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:52 PM

6. In other news, the sky is blue.

While the charts are interesting, it is not new news.

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Response to joeglow3 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:28 PM

7. Like the relentless threads on Zimmerman and Snowden?

Yeah, that's gotta be the reason...



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