Skip to comments.Study Finds Democrats Least Tolerant of Opposing Views
Posted on 05/01/2017 9:47:37 AM PDT by DeweyCA
The left loves embracing the idea of "tolerance," yet the rest of us have long observed that all the Left ever seems tolerant of is itself. A new survey from Dartmouth College provides yet more evidence that the volatile political divide in this country is being caused by the intolerant left:
In the campus-wide field survey, students of all political stripes were asked how comfortable they would be about living with a roommate who holds opposing political views. Of the 432 students surveyed, only 39 percent of students who identified as Democrats said they would feel comfortable living with a Republican, 16 percent said they felt neutral about the proposed arrangement, while 45 percent, a plurality, said they felt uncomfortable. View image on Twitter
A majority of students who identified as Republicans (69 percent) said they were comfortable living with someone of opposing political views, 19 percent said they felt neutral about it, and only 12 percent said they felt uncomfortable. Among Independent students, 61 percent said they felt comfortable living with someone with opposite views, 22 percent were neutral about it, and 16 percent were uncomfortable.
Yup. The side that is currently breeding violence against speech they disagree with happens to be intolerant of opposing views. They've practically built an entire movement on preaching "tolerance," while those of us who didn't fall for it recognized it as Orwell's "newspeak."
Republicans don't routinely assault people who disagree with them. When is the last time you saw a group of conservatives hold a riot, or threaten a speaker? Tolerance does not mean acceptance. It means upholding the civil society. You do you, I'll do me, and we won't sweat anything else.
This will never be acceptable to the Left, which wants submission from its enemies. They can't accept that people who disagree with them can be morally decent people who simply have different views on foreign policy or how to help the poor.
Is it any wonder that our nation is in its current shape under these circumstances?
This graph shows the difference quite dramatically.
The militant Left and militant Muslims have the same objective: Submission.
Beheading swings the contest in favor of Muslims.
In other news: Water is wet.
I’m a Republican in Pittsburgh. If I were not comfortable being around people with opposing views, it would be like solitary confinement.
They were very big on “tolerance” when they saw themselves as outsiders.
Pffft...as if you needed to blow money on a study to figure this out.
We needed a study?
No surprises there.
Answering the question strictly, I'd have to say that I'm in the 12%, that is, I wouldn't feel comfortable living with liberals in the same abode.
My tolerance of liberals increases with distance.
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