The Dartmouth last month released the results of a survey on campus political discourse and social life, and the American Enterprise Institute’s Grant Addison concluded that “ideological tolerance looks pretty thin at Dartmouth” — at least in one direction.
"55 percent of Democratic [students] said opposite political views would make them less likely to befriend another student, compared to 21 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans."
Ideological tolerance looks pretty thin at Dartmouth.https://t.co/X42Hd4Myus
— Anyone but Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) June 6, 2018
Overall percentages like these mask sizable partisan differences — Democrats were consistently more likely to indicate conflicting politics negatively affect potential relationships. While 82 percent of respondents who identified [as] 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.
Further, a full 81 percent of Dartmouth students surveyed agreed that the climate on campus prevented some people from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive.
This is… shocking. A true indictment of the left. https://t.co/6TVOUzObp4
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) June 6, 2018
This is also how Hollywood works. Leftists never grow up. https://t.co/MIhKE2kNiV
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) June 6, 2018
Confirms what we know: a large percentage of the left have no interest in treating conservatives like fellow citizens with different views. Instead, they see us as the enemy. https://t.co/43BGyU5krj
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) June 6, 2018
She’s not wrong:
These things happen when your "opposite political views" are things like "you shouldn't be allowed to exist." https://t.co/QCHL7KJ6iI
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) June 6, 2018
everyone saying that because it's hard to be friends with people who want to kill you is right, but let's also remember that College Republicans specifically have transformed into Rape Apologia Clubs since around 2014. https://t.co/KMINkhrVND
— Alex P ? (@SaddestRobots) June 6, 2018
This framing is both common and deeply dishonest. These liars avoid talking about the CONTENT of the political views, because they know that decent people have a duty to reject people who hold inhumane viewpoints. https://t.co/BLSqfDuZE9
— Improbable Joe (@ImprobableJoe) June 6, 2018
Weird how people don't want to befriend or date someone who thinks of women & minorities as subhuman. Clearly people on the Left need to get their priorities straight.? https://t.co/VlVRFz7CM0
— Juke Joint Jezebel (@MercurialMiss) June 6, 2018
yeah super weird how I don't want to be friends with people who think my body autonomy is up for debate, or think some of my friends shouldn't be able to get married, or want to put some of my friends in detention camps, or who want to ban some of my friends from the country or https://t.co/PUf2FEX5i2
— Emma Berquist (@eeberquist) June 7, 2018
This point is such a stupid false equivalency it beggars belief, and yet some idiot makes it every week.
In a country where the right wing is passively condoning Nazis marching in the streets by refusing to condemn them, I will not apologize for holding that against them https://t.co/QCj4EM8sZg
— Constance Baker Thotley [BTAP] (@Echo_VIII) June 6, 2018
It is not “intolerance” if you don’t wanna hang out with people who literally want to deny you and people you care about full personhood and equality before the law. https://t.co/3QmqrYtz2C
— Sarah Orsborn (@erniebufflo) June 6, 2018
I am not going to make friends with people who want my other friends to be dead.
That seems like a basic principle of friendship. https://t.co/WsOwZNEjWw
— Steven Edwards (@stevenedwards) June 6, 2018
That's because Republicans literally advocate for policies that would kill me and people who look like me. I don't need to be friends with people who would have shot my grandparents. https://t.co/VjZyybHwpX
— Da7e "Good Facial Hair For A Villain" Gonzales (@Da7e) June 6, 2018
Why would you be friends with bigots and sadists? https://t.co/nVDxQazWWC
— Graham YES Linehan (@Glinner) June 6, 2018
The comment section here breaks down exactly along the dichotomy of this survey.
I would say I’m surprised, but sadly I’m not. https://t.co/TL8k1Ze5Wj
— … (@callmeMallas) June 7, 2018
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 23, 2018