America land of the brave ....home of the free ......the national emblem a bald eagle ......i think its has been reduced to a vulture ........it has done shit to help its people............ but loves giving immigrants with skin diseases......... and all sorts of shit ........... while it's war people starve .......and it's vets kill themselves at the rate of one per hour ............a silent war .......its an embarrassing country ....it is benig emasculated beyond belief ............ and the internal half wits are raping it dry ......and meanwhile the people are still being treated like fucking retarded sheep ..amd they are buying this garbage ......................
And as Axios notes, 46 percent of respondents “said they would probably/definitely not room with someone who supported the opposing presidential candidate in 2020 (62 percent of Dems, 28 percent of GOP).”
Meanwhile, 53 percent said they probably or definitely wouldn’t date someone who supported the other team—and 63 percent said they wouldn’t marry someone who supported the other party in 2020.
This partisan division is certainly a departure from America’s past. Yet, this does not appear to be solely a Trump-induced phenomenon.
“In 1960, a mere 5 percent of Republican parents would have objected to [a child marrying someone of a different political party], according to a 2014 Vox article (citing research published in a 2012 paper by Shanto Iyengar, Gaurav Sood, and Yphtach Lelkes), “but by 2010, 49 percent said they’d be displeased.”
Comparing parents’ preferences regarding their children’s spouses with college students’ preferences doesn’t map perfectly, but the trend is clear. What also seems clear is that this trend did not begin with Trump’s 2015 escalator ride announcing his presidential candidacy.
Once again, Trump seems to be as much of a symptom of this trend as he is a cause or accelerant of it.
(Note: A recent Pew Research Center survey shows that “Among Democrats, 63 percent see Republicans as immoral,” which rings true. But according to the data, this number is dramatically “up from just 35 percent who said so in 2016.” When it comes to suggesting that this phenomenon is new, Pew’s polling seems to be an outlier.)
Anecdotal cultural artifacts confirm that a lot of this polarization predates Trump. Think pieces about this subject abounded in 2014 (perhaps not coincidentally, author Greg Lukianoff traces the rise of “cancel culture” on college campuses to 2014, suggesting the ubiquity of social media was a contributor).