America’s Political Polarization Isn’t Being Caused By Social Media

“Given that older Americans who don’t use social media are polarizing faster than younger Americans who do, it’s clear that this is about more than whom you follow on Twitter.”

It turns out the conventional wisdom that social media has created filter bubbles that push Americans to become more polarized may be wrong.

Vox details new research that finds political polarization is most prevalent among people who don’t use social media.

So what’s actually driving our increased polarization? Two theories have emerged: Income inequality and non-digital media like cable TV and talk radio.