«Five to 15 percent said they would support some level of violence against their political opponents. (And this range was the same on both sides.) That’s a minority, but high conflict is almost always stoked by a small number of people.
Do people actually become less hateful if someone tells them it’s not cool to be hateful? Yes, it turns out, many do.
You can even do it yourself, right now, at home. People were also pacified by tweets calling for peace from random strangers, Kalmoe and Mason found.
Millions of regular Americans still have enough distance from the conflict to step out of it. And that may not always be true.»