New Study: Liberal College Students Less Tolerant than Conservative. Hide Your Shock!
Cue the comment section for such original quips as "water is wet" and "the sky is blue." Because a new study out of Dartmouth suggests Democrat students are far less tolerant than their Republican counterparts.
Behold, a graph:
From The Dartmouth:
Democrats were consistently more likely to indicate conflicting politics negatively affect potential relationships. While 82 percent of respondents who identified Democrats say they would be less likely to date someone with opposing political beliefs, only 47 percent of Independents and 42 percent of Republicans said the same. Similarly, 55 percent of Democratic respondents said opposite political views would make them less likely to befriend another student, compared to 21 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans.
I want to make something clear: I don't think there's anything wrong with not befriending or dating someone based on their value systems. Politics are a form of value system. If you don't want to date someone who has differing opinions on abortion, that's fair. Okay? Okay.
But Democrats and leftists are always harping on the importance of tolerance, diversity, acceptance, and [insert other fluff words here]. But as we've seen, and as this story illustrates, Democrats are the least tolerant, the least accepting of differing points of view.
So maybe retire the talking points.