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Monday, July 24, 2017

Study: Nearly Half of Liberals Feel Disdain for Trump Supporters, Conservatives Far More Tolerant

Nearly half of self-identifying liberals feel their relationship with a friend would be strained if they voted for Donald Trump, while conservatives remain far more tolerant of their liberal counterparts, a study from the Pew Research Center has found.

The national survey of 2,505 adults, conducted by the Pew Research Center from June 27 to July 9, found that 47 percent of self-identifying liberals claimed their relationship with a friend would be strained if they found out they supported Donald Trump, while among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, the figure is 35 percent.

White or well-educated Democrats find it even tougher, with 40 percent of white Democrats, and 44 percent of college graduates, saying they would also feel strain over a friend’s support for the president.

Meanwhile, right-wingers tend to be far more tolerant of their liberal or Democratic counterparts, with just 13 percent of Republican or Republican leaning voters claiming a friend’s support for Hillary Clinton would put a strain on their relationship.



Anonymous said...

That's quite alright. The feelings are mutual on the Trump Supporter side as well. Most Trump people can't stand people who they know voted for a corrupt criminal to be our president.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Foxworthy had some tips on how to get "distain" out.

Anonymous said...

You know, it is hard to believe one's emotions could determine a political preference. But, when I stop and think about it and compare a conservative to a liberal (I fall into the first identification) I see it very clearly. I sucked it up when Obama was elected, twice, and in the aftermath am astonished that the left will still claim he accomplished so much. I guess we could say they wear political "blinders". Can they not see the STARK difference between what Trump has done in 6 months versus what Obama failed to do in 8 years?

Anonymous said...

Study authored by the same group that said the HildaBeast would win!