Jun 12, 2014 — Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.
Nov 27, 2013 — Democrats and Republicans are much less likely to live among each other than they were a generation ago. And new social-science research suggests that more Americans are motivated to move because they want to live among partisans of their own stripe.
Nov 21, 2012 — "People who have any brains" will avoid dredging up politics during the holidays, says one psychologist. But in our highly polarized era, family gatherings offer the chance for rare encounters with people who don't already share our partisan leanings.
May 9, 2012 — Two-thirds of Republicans say the president can do something about high gas prices; about two-thirds of Democrats say he can't. But six years ago, with a Republican president in the White House, those numbers were reversed. Researchers want to understand this flipped perception.
Jan 11, 2011 — Political affiliation influenced people's views, with Republicans thinking it less likely, according to the poll. Nearly 70 percent of Republicans saw no link. That dropped to 50 percent for Democrats. Independents reflected the overall split.
Oct 4, 2010 — Some ex-members of Congress have asked current members to be less divisively partisan. The group, Former Members of Congress for Common Ground, takes present members to task. But the realities are that most lawmakers come from partisan districts.