The Graphic Truth: What Americans are most, least divided on
As the COVID-19 scourge continues to plague the US, most Americans say they want the Biden administration and Congress to focus on tackling the public health and economic crises with the most urgency. But that's where the consensus ends. Deep political polarization, exacerbated by the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and last month's US Capitol insurrection — has exposed, and perhaps deepened, splits on issues like race relations, poverty, climate change, and the federal deficit. We take a look at the public policy priorities that both Democratic and Republican voters agree on, as well as those where they find little common ground.