Democrats three times more likely to unfriend people with opposing political views

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Democrats are three times more likely than Republicans to unfriend someone on social media because of their political views.

That’s according to the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research group.

The findings from their study concluded that 24% of democrats have deleted a person on social media for having opposing political views following the 2016 election. Only 9% of Republicans said they deleted someone because of their political views.

Similarly, the study found that 28% of liberals and 8% of conservatives unfriended someone they disagreed with politically.

 

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