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Experiment reduces partisanship… if only for a little while

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Many Democrats and Republicans dislike and distrust one another. They used to have closer-to-neutral feelings. An experiment by the non-profit More In Common was able to reduce partisanship. The effects, however, are short-lived. Research Director Stephen Hawkins returns for our semi-regular conversations about political tribalism.