Each of us has a role to play in saving democracy and strengthening it for the long haul. For our society to flourish, we must understand the driving factors behind our polarization and misunderstanding.
This report from More in Common dives into the core beliefs that govern individuals’ views of the world around them. Moving beyond political party affiliation, Hidden Tribes explores the five dimensions of core beliefs—tribalism and group identification, fear and perception of threat, parenting style and authoritarian disposition, moral foundations, and personal agency and responsibility—and how one’s architecture of these beliefs can predict their political opinions better than more standard demographic markers.
While the report paints a grim reality of a tribalized America, it also offers hope: More than three in four Americans believe that our differences aren’t so great that we can’t work together to better the system for all.
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