Americans Report Tension Among Family and Friends Over Election

Americans Report Tension Among Family and Friends Over Election

View the latest findings from the ABC News and SSRS Opinion Poll

Nearly 40 percent of Americans have experienced tension with friends or family over the 2016 presidential election.

Together with SSRS, a survey research firm, ABC News asked voters how often they discuss the presidential election with relatives or friends and whether the subject causes any friction.

Ninety percent of Americans talk about the presidential race often with friends or family, the survey shows.

Of those, 58 percent discuss the election very often and 32 percent somewhat often. Only 4 percent never talk about the presidential election.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents said the 2016 race has caused tension with relatives or friends.