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America's political divide by the numbers

13 June 2014 Last updated at 00:10 BST

It's no secret that there's a great deal of animosity between liberals and conservatives in America, but just how big is this divide?

A new survey of Americans by the Pew Research Center suggests the political polarisation is at widest in at least two decades.

There is also now less overlap between liberal and conservative ideologies.

And about a third of both Democrats and Republicans think the other party is a threat to the "nation's well-being".

The BBC's David Botti highlights some of the report's biggest finds.

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