How America became a breeding ground for anti-maskers, according to social psychologists

“We’re in this space in the US where the two sides just really hate each other, and that extends to information. So it’s not just ‘I don’t like you.’ It’s ‘I don’t like your values, I don’t like your facts,'” Pete Ditto, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, told Insider. “You really don’t see those levels of polarizations in other countries,” he added.