MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Gallup poll was conducted between November 9 and November 13, following the presidential election and the protests that erupted across the United States after the victory of Republican nominee Donald Trump in the presidential race.
"Seventy-seven percent of Americans, a new high, believe the nation is divided on the most important values, while 21% believe it is united and in agreement," the pollster said.
The poll found that despite all major subgroups in the US society agreeing that the nation is divided, Republicans were less likely to believe this at 68 percent, compared to independents at 78 percent and Democrats at 83 percent.
Among independents, 51 percent that Trump will cause more division at 51 percent compared to 43 percent who believe that he will unite the country.
On November 8, Trump managed to come ahead of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, securing 290 electoral votes. Trump's inauguration will be held on January 20, 2017.