Extreme Polarization and Alienation in Our Politics: “Media outlets contribute to these divisions by misleading their audiences to promote a political point of view”

From a story from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics headlined “Our Precarious Democracy: Extreme Polarization and Alienation in Our Politics”:

As Independence Day approaches, more than one in four Americans are so alienated from their government that they believe it may “soon be necessary to take up arms” against it, according to a new poll released by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP).

That startling finding, which comes in the midst of congressional hearings into the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, was just one of several reflections of the dangerous level of estrangement many Americans feel from each other and our democratic institutions.