Graphic showing liberals and conservative lassos around USA map
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

America's political divide by the numbers

It's no secret that there's a great deal of animosity between liberals and conservatives in America, but just how big is this divide?

A new survey of Americans by the Pew Research Center suggests the political polarisation is at widest in at least two decades.

There is also now less overlap between liberal and conservative ideologies.

And about a third of both Democrats and Republicans think the other party is a threat to the "nation's well-being".

The BBC's David Botti highlights some of the report's biggest finds.

Additional images: ThinkStock

Go to next video: Brazilian frustration - in numbers