Political Junkies v. everyone else…

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:29 AM
    Message # 9317236
    Anonymous

    From the 10/20 Times--

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/opinion/polarization-politics-americans.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    According to the article, only about 15-20% of the country closely follows politics, and their priorities are (not surprisingly) very different than those who don't.  For example, "Democrats and Republicans who don’t follow politics closely believe that low hourly wages are one of the most important problems facing the country. But for hard partisans, the issue barely registers."

    At the same time, while you have partisans picking carefully over the latest gaffe or outrage... most Americans just see two groups feuding and would rather stay out of it.

    Do we think there's a way to get more people involved in politics without making them feel they have to choose sides in a fight?  Or is it the nature of the beast...?



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