Perhaps Americans learn how not to argue with age: those under the age of 45 are three times as likely as those 65 and older to report political arguments. But there isn’t that much difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to expecting arguments.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t political disagreement around the dining table. It just may come without arguments. 29% say that the people they spend Thanksgiving with mostly agree with them about politics. 43% say people mostly disagree, or that there is both agreement and disagreement when it comes to politics. But most say they just won’t discuss politics. A majority of both Democrats and Republicans (and even more independents) say they don’t discuss politics at Thanksgiving. There is more political talk in the West than in any other region.