POLL: Americans Prefer Not To Discuss Politics On Thanksgiving

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A large majority of Americans do not want to talk politics with family at the Thanksgiving table.

The Axios/Ipsos survey shows 77% of respondents believe Thanksgiving celebrations are not the time or place to discuss politics with family, though 31% said they would talk about election results. The numbers differ along party lines, with 41% of Democrats saying they will talk about politics compared to 29% of Republicans.

Republicans are more likely to have shared a meal with someone of a different party affiliation over the past year at 58% compared to 48% for Democrats. Three in five Americans agree with their family on most current political issues, with Republicans and Democrats equally likely to say so, Axios recorded. (RELATED: ‘We Are A Country Founded On Violence’: Joy Reid Shares Her Thanksgiving Message)

For their Thanksgiving celebration, 80% of Americans will share it with their family and 16% will not. A separate 47% will celebrate with friends versus 44% who will not, according to the poll.

The data is part of Axios/Ipsos’ broader Two Americas Index and it concludes that “Americans are largely feeling just as divided as they were before election. Relatedly, following the results of the election, Americans are roughly split on whether they feel better or worse about their fellow Americans.”

The survey was conducted between November 18-21 among a randomly drawn sample of 1,005 American adults who were interviewed online in English. It has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.8% for all respondents, Axios/Ipsos measured.