Beyond Polarization

Series produced by After the Fact

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Image by: The Pew Charitable Trusts 

Pew Research Center reports that 65% of Americans say they always or often feel exhausted when thinking about politics because of the country’s deep partisan divisions. As polarization increases and trust in democratic institutions declines, how can we move forward and maintain a functioning democracy?

In this season of “After the Fact,” we speak with researchers and bridge builders from across the political spectrum to learn how they’re facilitating civil dialogue and bridging divides.

4 Pieces

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During times of increased polarization and increasing stresses on democracy, researchers are studying how to break down partisan divides and addres...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 20:14
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Political polarization has become overwhelming for the majority of Americans, with most agreeing that more attention is being paid to partisan figh...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 21:52
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Social media plays a significant role in society, but data shows that most Americans believe it negatively affects our democracy and contributes to...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 20:19
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A majority of Americans say partisan fighting gets too much attention while important issues facing the country get too little. In the final episod...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 18:40