There is no question as to whether or not the 2016 presidential election has been responsible for strongly divided opinion. But the extent to which it is interfering in the daily lives of America’s citizens may be far worse than anyone suspected according to a recent Reuters’ poll.
Reuters Poll Results
A poll performed by Reuters/Ipsos between December 27 and January 18 indicates that 39% of the respondents had argued with family and/or friends over the current political situation. And at least 16% of that 39% report they have ended relationships due to opposing views regarding the election.
Some confrontations over party lines have dealt damage. 40% of respondents have managed to ride out the political dissatisfaction by simply refusing to engage in conversations regarding politics. On the other end of the spectrum, some people made new friendships as they became more interested and active in the electoral process.