A quarter of Americans support splitting nation over increasing ideological divides

by Joel Abbott · Jan 13th, 2021 2:03 pm

Last Updated Jan 15th, 2021 at 2:48 pm

A new survey has revealed 25% of Americans support separating the country into separate nations over sociopolitical differences.

"Some have suggested that the Red and Blue States (Republican-leaning states and Democratic-leaning states) should split into separate countries," said the poll. "Would you favor or oppose splitting the Red and Blue States into separate countries?

The poll, conducted by Just the News and Scott Rasmussen, showed that 11% of Americans are strongly in favor of separation, with 14% somewhat in favor. A majority of 62%, however, opposed such an idea – with 52% being strongly opposed.

Men were more likely to favor a national separation than women – 27% to 19% respectively. Those over 55 and those who are white were the least likely to support the proposed split, while younger generations and minority groups were more likely to favor it.

Among those who believe President Trump won the 2020 election, 41% supported separation, compared to only 18% of those who believe Biden won the election.

Individuals on the opposite ends of the political spectrum – rating either "very conservative" or "very liberal" – were much more likely to favor a split as well, at 43% and 33%, respectively. Only 3% of those who consider themselves to be "somewhat liberal" supported the idea.

Among faith groups, 43% of Evangelicals, 26% of "Bible-believing" individuals, 25% of Mainline Protestants, 23% of Catholics, and 20% listed "Other" agreed with the statement. Those who attend religious services frequently were more likely to favor a formal divide than those who attended less frequently, as were those who say their faith plays a very active roll in their daily lives.


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