12:01 PM, Oct 26, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Crisis of a Nation Divided
New findings from the PRRI American Values Survey.
Most Americans feel pessimistic about the state of their nation—74 percent, according to the annual Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) American Values Survey released Tuesday. And most (61 percent) feel neither party represents their views—compared to 48 percent who said the same in 1990.
The panel of experts who parsed the new survey data at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday morning took care to remind us in the audience that we weren't ourselves a representative collage of real Americans. They're folks most of us will only ever encounter in data sets.
"If the answer to the future is to lean in without listening we will eventually see a violent revolt that will shock everyone in this room the way 'Leave' shocked Britain," Henry Olsen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center cautioned.........Read more