Recommended Reading / February 28th, 2023 / By Cambria Findley-Grubb
Breweries are one of the places in our society where people of all political persuasions gather together.
Common Ground / February 19th, 2023 / By Andrew Weinzierl
On what issues do Republicans and Democrats agree – and disagree – on areas of life satisfaction? A new poll helps answer the question, and shows us that there's more common ground that we might imagine.
Common Ground / August 31st, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
There are plenty of aspects of workers’ rights and well-being that gain approval from people across the political spectrum.
Common Ground / August 22nd, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Poverty compounds many policies and social issues, from education to incarceration. This means that both sides have incentives to mitigate it, resulting in a lot of common ground on the issue.
Common Ground / August 18th, 2022 / By Jackson Lanzer
When examining elections, one may conclude that their competitive nature means they’re inherently divisive. Yet when expanding one’s viewpoint to see the shared values that have fostered our democratic republic, many commonalities are revealed.
Common Ground / August 15th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Education is an issue that touches everyone – and can easily be divisive, especially when it comes to matters like whether teachers should be allowed to conceal information from parents about their child. So, where do Americans agree on education policy?
Common Ground / August 8th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
While much of the country remains deeply divided on trans issues, there has been much progress and common ground on LGBTQ issues as a whole.
Common Ground / August 1st, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
With the United States consistently oscillating between isolationist and interventionist periods depending on the political climate, views about foreign policy tend to shift with the times. Even so, party divisions exist on this issue, as does common ground.
Common Ground / July 25th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Debates pertaining to family matters can be some of the most contentious in politics because they are so personal. Despite these disputes, there is still a lot of common ground on family and childcare policy.
Common Ground / July 18th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Clear majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "sometimes or never trust Facebook to do the right thing."
Common Ground / July 11th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
When the line between religion and politics gets blurry, some call to uphold church-state separation, while others believe that religion can never be entirely separate from political beliefs. However, there are principles of religious liberty that most Americans agree with.
Common Ground / June 27th, 2022 / By AllSides Staff
The vast majority of people, both pro-choice and pro-life Americans, are not absolutists on abortion issues.
Common Ground / June 23rd, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Americans across party lines are becoming increasingly concerned with rising crime rates and criminal justice reform. Not only do the two sides have different ideas about who is to blame, but they also have many opposing solutions.
Common Ground / May 3rd, 2022 / By Henry A. Brechter
According to major pollsters, legality of and access to abortions is as divisive an issue as there is in the U.S. But within that broader debate are many areas of agreement.
Common Ground / April 12th, 2022 / By Divided We Fall (author)
Is America truly polarized, or is the nature of polarization misconstrued?
Common Ground / July 26th, 2021 / By Hyria Stuart
The subject of U.S. policing is contentious. But recent surveys show many areas of overlap when it comes to police reform.
Common Ground / July 21st, 2021 / By Hyria Stuart
Social Security is sometimes described as the “third rail of American politics.” It got this name in the 1980s because it was so popular among both Republicans and Democrats that if any politician dared to “touch” Social Security and cut it substantially, the politician’s career would...
Common Ground / July 19th, 2021 / By Marcia Beckford
Divisions in Washington, D.C. can seem bitter, so it can be helpful to remember more positive bipartisan experiences that began only a few years ago and continued afterward. A two-day road trip made by two Texas congressmen from different political parties from San Antonio to Washington,...
Common Ground / July 13th, 2021 / By Jackson Lanzer
Imagine that the economy has imploded and you have just been let go from your job. After months of tirelessly searching for a new job, your savings have been depleted and you are forced to foreclose on your home. As you sit, stressfully contemplating your plans for the future, what are...
Common Ground / April 14th, 2021 / By Hyria Stuart
A recent Gallup survey found that 63% of Americans were at least somewhat dissatisfied with the availability of affordable healthcare. Studies from other research organizations indicate that Americans from across the political spectrum think government healthcare plans should be improved...