By Barry Fischer | Solar City Blog
With Election Day just around the corner, political divisiveness across the U.S. seems to be escalating by the minute. Recent opinion polls suggest that partisan discord in America is more intense than it’s been in decades.
A widely cited academic study in 2014 highlighted the gulf between conservative and liberal America. Focusing on American cities with a population greater than 250,000, researchers ranked the political identity of each city based on its residents’ policy preferences, as well as local government’s policy decisions. The study found a sizable political divide, bounded by two extremes: Mesa, Arizona (America’s most conservative big city) and San Francisco, California (most liberal).