The Science of Polarization and Insights for Bridge-building

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2019
Bridging Divides, political polarization

Many PACE members and partners are all-too familiar with the challenges posed by polarization today. Looking at it through a scientific lens, however, can help. Science reveals valuable insights about the nature and impact of modern-day polarization. It can also illuminate effective tools for bridge-building.

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