The rural urban divide in America is more pronounced than ever, reports Gracy Olmstead in The American Conservative. America’s geographic, cultural and political polarization is growing even more pronounced. Olmstead writes:
A new Pew Research poll suggests that this polarization—across geographic, cultural, and political lines—is growing even more pronounced with time. Our political differences are strengthening, with an increasing number of urban Americans moving further left and more than half of rural voters (54 percent) declaring their allegiance to the GOP.
While our national discourse champions rancorous politics, local associations and news celebrate self-empowerment, service, and communal ties. They emphasize every community’s desire to become the best version of itself. The more we can focus on these things, the better.
The urban vs. rural political divide
Originally posted May 30, 2018.