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The correlation between party ID and ideology is considerably higher for more politically knowledgeable individuals (Abramowitz & Saunders 2008, pp. 545–48; Hetherington 2009, p. 438). Evans (2003, pp. 80–81) finds that “the politically active are becoming more polarized—and particularly polarized on the most political of matters, feelings towards liberals and conservatives.”
Perhaps 10–15% of Americans watch a considerable amount of cable news. A majority of these
“news junkies” appears to specialize in one of the three cable news channels and select mostly
ideologically matching content on other media. Regardless of the precise number of ideologically
indiscriminate casual news consumers and ideologically driven news junkies, it will be beneficial
to define and distinguish these two population segments more clearly.
reply to post by ShadeWolf
I expect that's what a revolution in the US would be today. It would leave the country in ruin. It would be like some of the violent former soviet states and parts of Russia that have terror attacks. Minus the jihad of course. It would be a few thousand to tens of thousands of people fighting and mingling in with civilian populations. They would be labeles domestic terrorists by gov and media, but they would have split support among civilians who prefer them to the extreme police state that would arise. It would drag on for decades of assymetrical warfare. Eventually other smaller groups eould join in as the econony collapsed and people start choosing sides. The smaller groups wouldn't be fighting, but would be like vultures traying to step in at the end of the mess and grab sone power and offer solutions.
reply to post by neformore
to tell you the truth;I don't believe there will be a civil war here.
people are so into their miserable lives their tvs cell phones and so on.I remember when we did'nt have these things,and we were all just as happy.man is accelerating faster and faster,I do hope your wrong.
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
I'm not implying it would be a civil war at all. No civilian vs civilian at all. I wasn't saying left vs right. It would be civilian vs government. Revolutionary rather than civil. But not just govt because I dou t they could use the military. It woukd be civilians and vets vs police/dhs/fbi/atf/coast guard.