Polls show that most American citizens still think alike most of the time even if the nation’s politicians don't. Many issues that are argued over by politicians from different parties have massive public support across the country. For example: According to national polls, seven out of 10 Americans want the minimum wage raised.
A similar number of Americans want term limits for Congress, support using government money to make preschool available to every child and back building the Keystone XL pipeline.
Certainly there are some issues - immigration, abortion and guns to name a few - that people don’t always agree about. However, pollsters say that people’s views on those subjects are firmly entrenched and that public opinion on most issues hasn’t changed much in a quarter-century, ABC News reported.
No matter their differences, there are still more things that Americans agree about than one might think from watching the way that the media portrays things.
According to a list created by using information drawn from the nation's major pollsters, most Americans:
Believe in God
Are very patriotic
Consider preventing terrorism a very important foreign policy goal
Admire those who get rich by working hard
Think society should ensure everyone has equal opportunity to succeed
Think it's important to get more than a high school education
Favor teaching sex education in public schools
Find birth control morally acceptable
Believe cloning humans would be morally wrong
Believe it's wrong for married people to have affairs
Are interested in keeping up with national affairs
Believe it's their duty to always vote