Most Texans don’t think the political divisions in the state are as bad as they look; 81 percent told surveyors for a new Threads of Texas project that Texans’ common attitudes outnumber their differences.

The project, which launched Monday, edges into activism: More in Common, the outfit doing it, will turn to working with other organizations on civic and policy projects, using its assessments of public opinion. The nonprofit bills itself as a nonpartisan counter to divisive politics, out to “address the underlying drivers of fracturing and polarization.”

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. Contact him at

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