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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    UCLA political scientists: Political polarization is not as simple as it appears

    “It’s important to contrast what is available for public consumption versus what we know as social scientists,” said Efrén Pérez. “A lot of the divisiveness is really among the elites in the parties. There is an enormous sea of individuals for whom politics is kind of a colorful sideshow, they only sporadically interact with it.”