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Mapping Political Prejudice

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Visit theatlantic.com to check your county's prejudice, https://bit.ly/2H056KJ

According to analysis by The Atlantic, Salt Lake and Summit Counties are pretty prejudiced. The least prejudiced place is a little town in New York. Journalist Amanda Ripley went to find out why.

RadioWest divider.

It’s no surprise to say that Americans are divided, but a new study from The Atlantic maps county-by-county how deep prejudice runs against people of different political affiliations. Turns out one of the most tolerant places is a little town in upstate New York. Salt Lake and Summit Counties are in the 97th and 98th percentile respectively for prejudice against the political “other.” So, what does that town in New York have that we don’t? Journalist Amanda Ripley joins us to talk about it.

Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. Her article The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America appears in the March 2019 issue. You can also learn more about their study and check the prejudice of your own county on their interactive maps.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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