The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

90 per­cent of likely vot­ers agree that ci­vil­ity is “im­por­tant for a healthy democ­racy”; 87 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 90 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 95 per­cent of Democrats agree.

84 per­cent over­all say the 2016 pres­i­den­tial race is more nega­tive than pre­vi­ous elec­tions; 83 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 88 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 80 per­cent of Democrats agree.

83 per­cent over­all say Amer­i­can so­ci­ety has be­come less civil in the last decade; 87 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 81 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 81 per­cent of Democrats agree.

76 per­cent over­all say ci­vil­ity in pol­i­tics has de­creased in the last decade; 80 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 82 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 71 per­cent of Democrats agree.

69 per­cent over­all say de­cline of ci­vil­ity puts pol­i­tics in cri­sis: 68 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 68 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 71 per­cent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Colby Col­lege/Bos­ton Globe sur­vey of 845 likely U.S. vot­ers con­ducted Oct. 11-14.

Fol­low Jen­nifer Harper on Twit­ter @HarperBul­letin

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