A report suggests that couples in North Carolina and around the country have found it difficult to put their political differences aside after Donald Trump's election. Family law attorneys have reported a surge in politically motivated divorce filings since Trump prevailed in November, and Wakefield Research decided to poll Americans to find out how living under the Trump administration has influenced their relationships.
One in 10 of the 1,000 people polled by the Virginia-based firm said that they had ended relationships because of political differences, and 22 percent reported that they personally knew couples who had either separated or were having relationship difficulties because of politics in general and Trump in particular. The study reveals that the political divide seems to run particularly deep among millennials. The research firm says that 22 percent of the younger respondents said that they had terminated relationships over partisan disagreements.