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REPORT (SPAS-009)

Political Disagreement and Emotional Closeness

Ninth report in the Social & Political Attitudes Study (SPAS)

In SPAS-009, we first assess the extent to which people disagree on political matters with close friends and family and whether this disagreement relates to their emotional closeness to one another. We then check to see if the relationship between political disagreement and emotional closeness varies by political orientation. Lastly, we explore whether political commitment (e.g., activism) relates to political disagreement.

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Suggested Citation: Saide, A., & McCaffree, K. 2020. Political Disagreement and Emotional Closeness. Skeptic Research Center, SPAS-009.

Technical and statistical information on this data and analysis is available in the Supplemental Materials for Report (SPAS-009).

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