Two Americas Index: No politics at Thanksgiving, please

Yes, but: 41% of Democrats and 29% of Republicans said they’ll probably do it anyway.

What they’re saying: “Arguing about politics may be Americans’ least favorite Thanksgiving activity, but it may actually serve an important function in our body politic,” said Cliff Young, Ipsos’ president of U.S. Public Affairs. 

  • “People who engage in these kinds of discussions across the aisle are more likely to accept the legitimacy of elections.”

Details: Our first post-midterms survey on American polarity found mixed feelings about the midterm elections. But the survey found broad consensus that losing candidates must concede; seven in 10 respondents said that’s the only way the country can move forward.