Spread of Polarization Challenges Policy Makers
The partisanship that has been rampant in Washington, D.C. and state governments for decades is drifting into non-partisan issues that’s creating a growing challenge for the business community and policy makers.
The extreme polarization is growing increasingly pronounced and spreading to issues that are not inherently political – such as viewpoints on broader economic conditions, changes in automotive technology, and the value of education. The trend has major implications for states and businesses as they attempt to stay globally
competitive and tackle complex issues.
The Detroit Regional Chamber and its polling partner The Glengariff Group, Inc. completed a statewide poll of 600 registered Michigan voters between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13, 2023 that shed light on these trends. The information can help leaders understand the growing disconnect between data and voter perceptions and the education needed to address the issue.
Escalating Polarization Poses Challenges for Business
Voters Say a Four-Year Degree is ‘Somewhat Important,” but Not Worth the Money. Employment and Earnings Data Prove Otherwise.