Professor Gregory Huber, Yale University, Department of Political Science, and Graduate Student Lilla Orr discuss political divides in the United States in their article “The Policy Basis of Measured Partisan Animosity in the United States” in the American Journal of Political Science.
“Mass politics in the United States is increasingly characterized as being driven by overt hostility between Democrats and Republicans. So called partisan “teamism” is thought to extend beyond conflict over policies to include personal animosity toward members of the opposing party on the basis of their partisanship. Understanding and addressing the consequences of partisan animosity requires knowledge of its foundations. To what extent is animosity between partisan groups motivated by dislike for partisan out groups per se…”
The Yale News article discusses their research in “Partisan rancor rooted in policy disputes, study finds — not in mere tribalism”.