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Bridging America's Divide on Abortion, Guns and Immigration: An Experimental Study

  title={Bridging America's Divide on Abortion, Guns and Immigration: An Experimental Study},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Belot and Guglielmo Briscese},
Americans appear increasingly polarized and unable to bridge ideological divides. We study individuals’ willingness to engage with others who hold opposite views on polarizing policies. Two thousand five hundred Americans are given the opportunity to listen to recordings of fellow countrymen and women expressing their views on immigration, abortion laws and gun ownership laws. We find that most Americans (more than two-thirds) are willing to listen to a view opposite to theirs, and a small… 

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