What holds American society together?

In the last years, we have repeatedly come across the idea that the U.S. is a deeply divided country. When you think about it, the (hypothetical) reasons for a separation among the population of the U.S. could be many: Democrats vs. Republicans on a political level, North vs. South and cities vs. rural areas on a geographical level, black vs. white on a racial level, poor vs. rich on a economical level, just to name a few examples.

The conflict potential is high and it seems that the citizens of the U.S. are growing even further away from each other. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the Democrats and the Republicans seem to have diametrically opposed ideas. Or so it seems.

To find out what it is that makes U.S. Citizens feel united, we asked some of our interview partners to tell us what they think holds American society together. We got a lot of different, interesting answers which are resumed in the following video.

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