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67 Percent of Americans Are Tired of Polarized Politics

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A new study suggests that 25 percent of Americans are either traditional or devoted conservatives. Another 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists. The views of both groups are outside the American mainstream.

In between, 67 percent represent an exhausted majority who don’t fit into either of the polarized camps and are left out of the national conversation entirely.

This data highlights the divisive nature of American politics. Other research shows that 63 percent of voters believe that American society is less polarized than American politics.

Data from "Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape" also notes that 80 percent of Americans believe that political correctness is a problem. The study quotes a 40-year-old American Indian from Oklahoma to articulate the problem, "It seems like everyday you wake up something has changed . . . Do you say Jew? Or Jewish? Is it a black guy? African-American?   . . . You are on your toes because you never know what to say. So political correctness in that sense is scary."

Wealthy and highly educated Americans are less opposed to political correctness than any other segment of the population.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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