Americans Tired of Divisive Politics and Culture Wars

A new study by the Center for American Progress found that American voters are increasingly worried about rising materialism, self-interest, and unethical behavior in our society. They strongly desire a government that focuses on the common good and basic decency and dignity of all Americans.

71% of voters strongly agree that “Americans are becoming too materialistic,” including 71% of Democrats, 70% of Independents, and 72% of Republicans. (92% total agree.)

68% of voters strongly agree that the “government should be committed to the common good and put the public’s interest above the privileges of the few.” (85% total agree.)

73% of Democrats, 62% of Independents, and 67% of Republicans strongly agree with a common good focus for government. A similar percentage of voters (68%) strongly agree that “government should uphold the basic decency and dignity of all and take greater steps to help the poor and disadvantaged in America.” (89% total agree.)

But what I find really interesting is that 45% felt that religious leaders are too focused on issues like abortion and gay marriage.

The time is ripe for a politican to move beyond the culture wars and divisive politics and focus on unifying an America dedicated to liberty and justice for all.