How are polarized attitudes towards LGBTQ+ rights driving a united front among Democrats? How is student debt impacting Democrat's finances? And why has travel become a point of conflict post-pandemic? Our snapshot of Democrat voters unpacks key behaviors shaping this American audience in 2023.
David A. Hopkins is author of Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics and Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Interest Group Democrats. His forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press (co-authored with Matt Grossmann) explores the educational divide in American politics.
Julia Azari is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. Her research and teaching interests include the American presidency, American political parties, political communication, and American political development.
Driven away by perceived misinformation and polarized viewpoints, many Americans are feeling disconnected from mainstream news. So, how can media outlets win back audiences? Canvas8 spoke to seven people from across the US about their news consumption habits and trust in the media.
Cultural and political divisions have come to define public life in the US, with many people conscious of and worried about increasing polarization. Canvas8 spoke to Victoria Johnson about how media consumption habits have fueled this shift and how film and TV may also bring Americans together.
The majority of Americans claim to be sports fans, often feeling a deep connection to their favorite teams and players. However, fandom isn’t necessarily forever, especially in a sociopolitically polarized landscape. Canvas8 spoke to eight sports fans about what factors impact their support.
From politics to geography to core values, America is dividing into two hostile groups, and the split is cracking the very foundations of American society. As partisans sort themselves into different echo chambers and separate neighborhoods, the urgent question is: is there any way out?