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U.S. Public Discourse Not Currently as Politically Polarized as Most Think

Partisanship of public political discourse, as measured by use of polarizing or partisan words, is actually lower today than it was during Reconstruction and the late 19th century, according to a new analysis of the Congressional Record and Google Books since 1873 by Stanford's Jacob Jensen, Suresh Naidu and Laurence Wilse-Samson of Columbia University and Ethan Kaplan of the University of Maryland. In this video, BPEA co-editor Justin Wolfers discusses the research findings presented at the Fall 2012 Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. Learn more about BPEA at: http://goo.gl/yLo81
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