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Who is more tolerant online liberals or conservatives?

FanOreilly 2012/03/13 16:45:54
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Pew: Liberals most intolerant online

Politics can be a sensitive subject and a number of SNS [social networking sites] users have decided to block, unfriend, or hide someone because of their politics or posting activities. In all, 18% of social networking site users have taken one of those steps by doing at least one of the following:

  • 10% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because that person posted too frequently about political subjects
  • 9% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they posted something about politics or issues that they disagreed with or found offensive
  • 8% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they argued about political issues on the site with the user or someone the user knows
  • 5% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they posted something about politics that the user worried would offend other friends
  • 4% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they disagreed with something the user posted about politics

Of course, that means that 82% of SNS users have not taken any steps to ignore or disconnect from someone whose views are different – or have not encountered any views that would prompt such a move.

Liberals are the most likely to have taken each of these steps to block, unfriend, or hide. In all, 28% of liberals have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on SNS because of one of these reasons, compared with 16% of conservatives and 14% of moderates.


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  • Joseph Atticus 2012/04/13 17:51:15
    Liberals are more tolerant online
    Joseph Atticus
    Conservatives hate homosexuals, booya!!
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/04/04 05:20:14
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Liberals are the most Tolerant people in the world. Right up until you disagree with them.
  • jeane 2012/04/03 03:30:55
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    jeane
    +2
    Libs usually want everyone to tolerate the intolerant.
  • hasher 2012/03/15 12:14:18
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    hasher
    +2
    i dont block people on here especially liberals .its too much fun to prove them wrong with facts and logic.
  • USAF Vet 2012/03/15 07:23:07
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    USAF Vet
    +2
    ‘In a nutshell’ Liberals are an egotistical lot, most intolerant of any conservative with an opposing analysis of anything they espouse; opposition to their point of view just pisses them off. They have to resort to character assassination, name-calling, insults, double standards and violence, if that what it takes to stifle and otherwise ruin conservatism, just to make their point. They are the vanguard of mocking innuendo, and childish whining.
  • Haley 2012/03/15 05:06:37
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    Haley
    +1
    can i vote neither? I just picked conservative because I am liberal. I felt I couldn't vote liberal and present this argument without giving the impression that I really do think one side is more tolerant than the other.
    People on both sides must struggle to be tolerant because it is a natural human impulse to find a group and defend your group no matter what. As the site says, "You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others."
    To combat my own bias, it was necessary for me to realize I actually am biased. If anyone truly wants to be tolerant, they must do this as well.
    http://youarenotsosmart.com/2...

    Side note: I do not believe that the frequency of liberals blocking others reveals their intolerance. You are making a very large leap with that claim. I could argue that the frequency of liberals blocking others shows that conservatives are so vicious when they engage in debates with people of differing views that liberals have no option but to block, but that is a very weak argument based on shaky evidence. Your claim is based on the same shaky evidence.
  • Ozzyboy Haley 2012/03/15 21:26:45
    Ozzyboy
    +2
    As a sort of conservative with some liberal tendencies, I have been blocked from very vicious liberals a couple of times. Usually, when I come up with facts to support my claim and they can't, is when I get blocked.
  • Jiorgia 2012/03/15 02:15:50
    Liberals are more tolerant online
    Jiorgia
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 02:38:31 (edited)
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 02:48:29
    Jiorgia
    "If you don't think about the future, you cannot have one." --John Golsworthy

    "People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better." ~ Ray Bradbury, from Beyond 1984: The People Machines

    "Once you have glimpsed the world as it might be, it is impossible to live anymore complacent in the world as it is." -Anonymous
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 02:51:53
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 02:54:02
    Jiorgia
    i have actually read Mein Kampf.
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 02:57:02
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 03:01:58
    Jiorgia
    yeah it was partly bush but mostly it was the 'war on terror' that started it imho.
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 03:06:23
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 03:14:28
    Jiorgia
    yes that is true, but i dont think america will turn out like nazi germany.
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 03:17:04
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 03:28:51
    Jiorgia
    yes but when you look at evolution, you can get 2 species of the same animal, place them in similar climates and the species will diverge, one species becoming poisonous while the other not, having a similar climate can be attributed to having almost the same DNA but the other animals in the climate dictate the rest of the evolutionary response.

    sorry to use that phrasing for what i was trying to say but i couldn't think of another way to get the point across.

    ooh, or
    after the french revolution the english aristocrats feared the same would happen in england (as everything that was happening in the lead up to the french revolution was happening in england too) and although there were similarities between circumstance it obviously didn't happen. (why?)
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 03:41:20
  • Jiorgia S and S 2012/03/15 03:44:12
    Jiorgia
    why thank you sir, nice talking to you.
  • S and S Jiorgia 2012/03/15 04:09:56 (edited)
  • FanOreilly Jiorgia 2012/03/19 22:08:24
    FanOreilly
    Imagine my surprise.
  • Prime T... Jiorgia 2012/03/15 04:58:37
    Prime Time Lime
    +1
    John Kennedy was right on this one.
  • FanOreilly Jiorgia 2012/03/19 22:07:58
    FanOreilly
    +1
    You obviously know how to paste a picture but know little of JFK who was a tax cutter, pro-military and anti-communist.
  • Charles E 2012/03/15 01:47:58
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    Charles E
    +1
    And pretty much everywhere else.
  • S and S Charles E 2012/03/15 04:23:11
  • Charles E S and S 2012/03/15 14:53:10
    Charles E
    A congressman from Texas, as I recall.
  • S and S Charles E 2012/03/15 15:00:56 (edited)
  • Ozzyboy 2012/03/15 01:33:33
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    Ozzyboy
    +1
    Conservatives, in general, are more tolerant. If libs block you online, just think of what they will do to you in person.
  • dominic garcia 2012/03/15 00:12:03 (edited)
    Conservatives are more tolerant online
    dominic garcia
    +2
    Conservatives are usually loving, kind, patient, understanding, joyous, rational, forgiving, fair, friendly, smart, patriotic, honest, interesting and they are usually open for a civil conversation. The sad part about most liberals is they are usually just plain rude and ugly.
  • Darnel dominic... 2012/03/15 00:24:36
    Darnel
    Note which side is quicker to have a laundry list of how horrible the other side is - then consider the source.

    I didn't get past ten posts before I was actually digusted by the hypocracy of namecalling while calling the other side intolerant.

    TSK.
  • dominic... Darnel 2012/03/15 00:54:29 (edited)
    dominic garcia
    +1
    I have been insulted by liberals over and over again. They do not even want to hear my opinion, which is fine, but they have gone as far as to tell me to get off SH. I have never been treated with such disrespect. I based my comment on SH liberal bloggers and liberal friends that I have. Most liberals have the exact same characteristics, sorry but that is the truth.
  • Darnel dominic... 2012/03/15 01:12:16
    Darnel
    I will just say that I've heard it from both sides and could use MOST of the derog you did for BOTH CON AND LIB.

    All I have to do is disagree and I start hearing what kind of horrible person I am with the added discription of my being a typical Con or Lib - depending on who I'm irritating.

    I give you props for not calling me outside of my name though.

    Peace.
  • dominic... Darnel 2012/03/15 01:46:01
    dominic garcia
    +1
    I agree with you. Thanks, peace to you......
  • Lagdh 2012/03/14 23:49:26
    Liberals are more tolerant online
    Lagdh
    Conservatives get pissy anytime the word Obama is flown in the air.
  • Ozzyboy Lagdh 2012/03/15 01:34:54
    Ozzyboy
    +2
    There's plenty of reason to get pissy over that.
  • Lagdh Ozzyboy 2012/03/15 01:51:44
    Lagdh
    And so proves my point.
  • Ozzyboy Lagdh 2012/03/15 01:53:52
    Ozzyboy
    Say Limbaugh or Palin. and watch the hysteria on the left.
  • Ozzyboy Ozzyboy 2012/03/15 01:54:21
    Ozzyboy
    Pissy is not intolerant.
  • Lagdh Ozzyboy 2012/03/15 02:53:46
    Lagdh
    But anyways it's a stem-off of it. Getting pissed by just that is intolerance.
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