Young Democrats are more likely to “despise” and “dismiss” Republicans.
- Nearly a quarter of college students say they would not be friends with someone who voted for the other presidential candidate, according to new Generation Lab/Axios polling, Axios reports, with Democrats far more likely to dismiss people than Republicans.
- Noting how partisan political divides “make a future of discord and distrust in the U.S. all the more likely,” Axios reports 5% of Republicans said they wouldn’t be friends with someone from the opposite party, compared to 37% of Democrats.
- 71% of Democrats wouldn’t go on a date with someone with opposing views, versus 31% of Republicans.
- 30% of Democrats wouldn’t work for someone who voted differently from them, compared to 7% of Republicans.
- The poll also showed that women are more likely than men to take a strong partisan stance in their personal choices.
- 41% of women would go on a date with someone who voted for the opposing candidate, compared to 67% of men.
- 76% of women would work for someone who voted for the other candidate, versus 86% of men.
- Just 68% of women would shop at or support the business of someone of the other party, compared to 84% of men.