Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
Members of Congress factor what the public thinks into their decisions. But it's difficult to measure what the public is really thinking.
When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
A person's political identity is wrapped up in almost everything they do. Exposure to opinions from the other side actually makes it worse.
A growing body of research points to the importance of one personality trait – intellectual humility – and how it influences our learning, relationships and worldview.
As Canada approaches its federal election, political pundits have been warning of a polarized war among Canadians. But a new survey tells a story of unity.
Facebook retired its 'Move fast and break things' slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
Research shows that women work more collaboratively than men in groups and create more inclusive solutions to thorny problems. More women in Washington could bridge America's yawning partisan divide.
A polarized electorate is divided into tribal camps that demonize each other. That's the setting for the upcoming midterm elections. If the US continues down this path, democracy will suffer.
One of the main reasons polarization in the US is on the rise – the way congressional seats are drawn to favor parties – isn't going away anytime soon.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
Data scientists mapped the online behavior of Facebook users in Brazil, the US and Argentina. The result is a startling visual portrayal of just how deeply polarized these nations have become.
Cybersecurity experts in the US knew about Russian intelligence agencies' activities, but may not have had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were – until now.
Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
Lincoln's description of the Union as a house divided is well-remembered today. But many Americans fail to heed its lessons about equality and the moral foundations of popular government.
Here's a challenge for gun control proponents: Watch 100 videos made by gun owners and gun rights advocates. One scholar watched these videos over five years and something surprising happened to her.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.