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Political Polarization & Media Habits

This is the full report of a project – part of a year-long effort to shed light on political polarization in America – that looks at the ways people get information about government and politics in three different settings: the news media, Media and the way people talk about politics with friends and family. In all three areas, the study finds that those with the most consistent ideological views on the left and right have information streams that are distinct from those of individuals with more mixed political views – and very distinct from each other.