Americans are fed up with political incivility

A new poll shows that Americans are fed up with political incivility. Maybe stop waving the guns around? Just a thought.

A new study by the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College finds that Americans overwhelmingly say civility is important to democracy and possible to achieve, even when people disagree.

Ah, but who’s willing to be more civil? Apparently, not conservatives.

There were significant differences by ideology, however. Liberals by 59%-36% favored the ability to compromise. Conservatives’ views were a reverse of that: By 60%-34%, they preferred a willingness to stand firm.

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