The University of Arizona

Civil Discourse Online

A 2011 Pew Research Center study found that 61 percent of Americans believe that the Internet exposes them to greater diversity in political views than they would be exposed to otherwise, but 54 percent believe that the Internet makes it easier for them to connect with others with similar political views.  Research shows that both offline and online, Americans tend to discuss politics with people with whom they already agree.

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