IBD Commentary: Americans finding consensus on key issues


Writing in Investor’s Business Daily, Jason Jones highlights a new book from Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. The book, “Beyond a House Divided,” is due in bookstores tomorrow and contains new polling data that pulls back the veil on the media-reinforced misconception that Americans are divided on so-called “social issues,” like gay marriage and abortion:

“Here's a well-kept secret: Americans are in overwhelming agreement on social issues. Here's a not-so-well-kept secret. Many in the media and politics have absolutely no idea.
We are told that in America today, partisanship has never been so bad, that it threatens our nation's unity. At the same time, we've been told we should keep our faith, our values and our morality to ourselves, and that our public spaces, traditions and celebrations must remain devoid of God and Christianity.
Now there's proof that the truth is actually quite different. That proof is in the form of a new book being released on Nov. 2 by Doubleday. In "Beyond a House Divided: The Moral Consensus Ignored by Washington, Wall Street and the Media," the leader of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, shows how recent polling conclusively reveals that the culture wars are being won by those with traditional values.
Those of us who believe in God, have successful marriages, oppose abortions in most instances, want less government than more, think the government and media are part of the problem, and are supportive of religion in the public square are not a minority.”

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