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Rural and Urban Americans, Equally Convinced the Rest of the Country Dislikes Them

Noted: “I do have this fear that these divides have exacerbated some since the 2016 election,” said Kathy Cramer, a University of Wisconsin political scientist who consulted with Pew on the new report, which asked more than 6,000 adults to self-identify their communities as urban, rural or suburban. Urban-rural divides in politics are not new, but Ms. Cramer believes we’re witnessing something different. “We’re in a political moment where cultural divides overlap with political divides, which overlap with geography.”