Poll: Plurality say they have family and friends in both parties

A plurality of voters say that they have friends and family members in both political parties, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Tuesday.

The nationwide survey found that 43 percent of registered voters said that their friends and loved ones represent an even mix of both Democrats and Republicans.

Fifteen percent of respondents said that all of their friends and family identify as solidly Democrat, compared to 7 percent who said they were all Republicans.

Another 16 percent of those polled said that they thought their friends and family are mostly Republicans with some Democrats, while 20 percent said the opposite.

The survey comes amid concerns that the U.S. as a whole has become more politically polarized in recent years.

A 2018 PRRI study found that 91 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. is divided over politics. That percentage is higher than the number of respondents who said that the U.S. is divided over other key issues, such as religion at 77 percent, and race and ethnicity at 83 percent. 

HarrisX researchers interviewed 1,002 registered voters between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The results have a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn