Monday, July 31, 2017

"there is some hope when it comes to partisan blindness”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"UMass Lowell senior Hannah Daly helped conduct a nationwide political survey whose results were anything but surprising: the two major political parties just don’t trust each other. 
The results of the 1,000-person, nationwide survey offer a glimpse into how political differences skew our view on the founding principles of democracy. Through her research, she discovered that, over the years, opposing parties have lost faith in each other’s respect for core democratic values. In other words, political parties have trouble believing the opposing party will uphold the standards of democracy properly. 
“We were expecting to see something like the results looked like,” said Daly, a Franklin native.. “In previous work on democratic tolerance, commitments to values like free speech have been much higher percentage-wise, like, in the 90 (percentile). So, it was kind of interesting to see that our results were in the 80 and 70 (percentile).”

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For more info on the results of the UMass-Lowell polls, follow the link

UMass-Lowell polls
UMass-Lowell polls

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