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● 73 per­cent of Amer­i­cans say the “re­cent tone” of the na­tion’s pol­i­tics en­cour­ages vi­o­lence among some peo­ple; 68 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 68 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 85 per­cent of Democrats agree.

● 68 per­cent over­all say the tone and ci­vil­ity of Amer­i­cans pol­i­tics is get­ting worse; 68 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 65 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 73 per­cent of Democrats agree.

● 55 per­cent over­all feel op­ti­mistic that Amer­i­cans of op­pos­ing po­lit­i­cal views can still work out dif­fer­ences; 56 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 51 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 85 per­cent of Democrats agree.

● 41 per­cent over­all feel pes­simistic they can work out po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences; 40 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 39 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 44 per­cent of Democrats agree.

● 24 per­cent over­all say the tone of pol­i­tics does not en­cour­age vi­o­lence in some peo­ple; 30 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 29 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 14 per­cent of Democrats agree.

Source: A CBS News poll of 1,117 U.S. adults con­ducted June 15-18 ●

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