Things fell apart; the middle could not hold…

To paraphrase Yeats.

As evidence I present Pew as related by ZeroHedge


America’s Record Political And Ideological Divide In Charts

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/12/2014 10:35 -0400

One hardly needs more charts to understand that over the past 6 years America has never become more ideologically and politically divided, but here, just to hammer that point, is the latest survey of 10,000 adults from Pew confirming just this.

In a nutshell, after some modest convergence to the center in the last decade of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, Americans have radically polarized their views and have grown further apart politically and culturally to never before seen degrees. The “median democrat” has become more ideologically consistent with other liberals, while the “median republican”, with other conservatives. Furthermore, both sides are more disapproving of those they disagree with.


The Collapse of the Middle


The meta trend is clear, though a review of the graphs of the underlying issue polls shows one side much more consistent across the measured period than the other.

EDIT: fixed broken link.

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