A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 32% expect the nation to be more polarized in a year. That’s up four points from January but down eight from February. The number expecting things to remain about the same is 36%.
The declining hope for a more unified nation is found primarily among Democrats. As President Biden was assuming office, 35% of Democrats expected the nation to become more unified. A month later, 34% held that few. Now, just 19% of Democrats expect more unity in a year.
A majority of Republicans (51%) expect the country to be more polarized. Two-thirds of Independent voters expect things to remain the same (37%) or are not sure (32%).
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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from June 24-26, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 153 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.