Polarization In The Media

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First of all, the public is polarized politically based on economic inequality. The economic growth of the U.S. economy has improved the financial position of those of higher incomes, while lower income citizens stayed the same. This unequal distribution of growth is recognized as income inequality. Those at the top could utilize resources to prevent the redistribution of America's wealth, while those at the bottom would do the opposite. Polarization amongst the politicians are related to the income inequality of the American people. Those of lower income brackets aren't necessarily prioritized by politicians since most of attention is expended to those with higher incomes. As income inequality increased so has the polarization in the house …show more content…
In the news media, the topics that are often presented are the ones that generate large amount of controversy. These issues often present two sides without a form of intermediary position. The popularity of these issues in politics forces the voters to choose to align with the left or with the right. The subjects of controversy include gun control, abortion, climate change, or even immigration. Many topics like these have the nation split in half, especially after events, often tragic, that makes a specify topic more notable. Another aspect of the news media that contributes to the polarized electorate is the news bias. Many argue that some of the most popular news station are biased, such as Fox News, CBS, and ABC. These station could lead its viewers towards a specific belief that is consistent with the party they represent. A study conducted in 2014 by the Pew Research Center shows that conservatives tend to watch Fox News while no station seems to dominate on the liberal side. This is due to the fact that the right wing shows higher rates of distrust in media …show more content…
One major aspect of the culture within the Unites States is religion. Over time, democrats became more moderate concerning religion while republicans held on strongly their conservative stance on religion. At the electorate’s current state evangelicals are much more likely to vote for a conservative candidate. The shifts in partisanship due to personal believes is reflected in the behavior of members of the electorate. Pew research study shows that, people are much more likely to associate themselves with those who share the same ideological views. This implies that the American people politically separate themselves to surround themselves with those with similar beliefs. The study shows that those who are consistently liberal are more likely to dissociate themselves with those of differing

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