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TIPP Unity Index Swoons As Contentious Issues Roil A Polarized Nation

TIPP Unity Index, an objective measure of unity in the nation fell in August.

The Unity Flag Project in the Lobby in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Unity Flag Project in the Lobby in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

The TIPP Unity Index fell 2.5 points (6.3 percent) in August, falling to 37.0 from 39.5 in July.

Almost two-thirds of Americans (63%) believe the country is polarized, while only 33% believe it is united.

The Unity Index

In keeping with its innovative tradition, TechnoMetrica developed the Unity Index, a barometer of the country's unity based on the question:

In general, would you say the United States is Very United, Somewhat United, Somewhat Divided, or Very Divided?

The chart shows the answers to the question.

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