Polarization

Barna Research on Polarization in America: Adults Are More Willing to Listen—and More Likely to Feel Threatened

"Most Americans say 'when I am really confident in a belief, there is very little chance that belief is wrong' (68% agree strongly + somewhat). Since 2015, there has been a 24-point jump in agreement (from 44%)." - Barna

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The God Gap Helps Explain a 'Seismic Shift' in American Politics

"The disproportionate secularization of white Democrats represents a danger for the Democratic Party, for the country, and for American religion. The danger for the Democrats is clear. America may be more secular than it’s been in generations, but it is still a quite religious country." - David French

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Put Not Thy Trust in Technology (Social Media as a Tower of Babel)

"The post-Babel situation is, according to Haidt, a disaster and the 'best metaphor he has encountered' for 'the fractured country we now inhabit.' Haidt imagines the post-Babel world to be one in which people wandered amid the ruins of the destroyed city 'unable to communicate, condemned to mutual incomprehension.'" - Law & Liberty

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Antithesis without Common Grace Makes a Devil out of Our Neighbours

"I want to define antithesis and common grace in their historical context to show that these concepts, when held together, help us to maintain a Scriptural balance. They help us remember that the devil is our enemy (not humanity) " - Wyatt Graham

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How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates

"In our increasingly polarized nation, when many elected officials and their strategists believe they need to listen only to those who already agree with them, we must carry our neighbors’ burdens into politics with our own. We must ensure those we disagree with are heard as well." - CToday

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We are a fractured nation, but there is still hope

"The Founders worried about 'factionalism' becoming tyranny, but thought the nation so large and scattered that it would be impossible for the 'like-minded' to come together for evil ends. But modern social and mass media have helped turn citizens into mobs determined to destroy their political enemies. Do we have anything in common anymore?" - Acton

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