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photoThe general view, for many, is that America is a battleground of Blue and Red Americans, equally divided along the schism of their opposite core values and beliefs. But is that really true?

Some are now saying that Americans are, for the most part, in broad agreement on many issues. What is happening, they say, is that the Democratic and Republican parties are churning out ideologues, not centrists. The fifty-fifty nation, according to them, is a myth beyond the beltway.

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Guests:

Morris Fiorina, political scientist at Stanford and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution

John Evans, professor of sociology at The University of California San Diego, author of the article "Have Americans' Attitudes Become More Polarized?--An Update"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on June 14, 2004.

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