America just celebrated its 245th birthday on July 4, but in fact, our nation is on the cusp of breaking up.
And what’s more, a growing number of Republicans, Democrats and political independents want it.
An eye-opening new survey found that Americans are so divided in certain regions of the country that many believe we ought to go our separate ways, as in — they favor secession.
Conducted in June by YouGov in conjunction with BrightLineWatch, participants in each region of the United States were asked: “Would you support or oppose [your state] seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?”
Pollsters talked to Americans of all political stripes in the following five regions of the country:
- Pacific: California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska
- Mountain: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico
- South: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee
- Heartland: Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska
- Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
The results were nothing short of stunning, especially in the South, which is telling in and of itself.