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Old 03-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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wink Pew Research Poll- The most intolerant crowd identified:

Something most sensible people have realized for years:

Pew: Liberals most intolerant online Hot Air


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A new survey from Pew confirms that liberals are the least tolerant of differing opinions, at least on line
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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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You do the math.

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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It is an interesting survey; especially since the internet, which we presume to be a great portal to varying points of view, also is a very good way to encourage groupthink with people turtling in forum communities and blogs with only their very specific opinions taken as standard.

I wonder if we can suss out that liberals are less tolerant to bigotry than conservatives? Maybe that has something to do with this....

Basic human rights vs. conservative values on marriage and gender.
The slow, forward-moving process of scientific research vs. reliance on religious faith for concrete policy decisions.

There is no real debate to be had there, and those are two internet hot topics at the moment. If I had any super-religious friends on social media, and one of them were up for debating climate change or marriage equality, there is no way to debate, ''Well, the Bible tells me X and Y and that is what I will always believe.'' So why even try to engage in a reasoned debate?

I don't even want to debate politics on social media most of the time, to be honest. And this is coming as a college student. I know my friends' views already, so there is no ''woah, what the fuck'' moment where an acquaintance posts something inflammatory about gay people being disgusting in his or her opinion.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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I found this bit worth a smile:

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For some full disclosure, I’ve blocked more than a few people on Twitter. I didn’t do it for disagreements, but for being unpleasant about disagreements. I consider Twitter to be a true social network; I don’t hang out with unpleasant people in real life, and so I see no need to do so in virtual life. Twitter is my water cooler, my hangout in slack time between bursts of writing. I’m happy to have a debate, but when it gets insulting, unpleasant, and intellectually dishonest, I take a pass.
The author then goes on to state that doesn't count....
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It's true. I'm intolerant of racists, misogynists and homophobes. I've blocked people from my Facebook and Twitter who exhibit those characteristics.
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I'm guessing the other side of that research is that conservatives are more intolerant in real life?
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Whoa. People are intolerant and hypocritical sometimes?

Who knew.
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It's true. I'm intolerant of racists, misogynists and homophobes.
My thoughts exactly. Why should I be tolerant of bigots poking their nose around where they have no business?
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So, we're defining tolerance now by how receptive people are to idiots on the Internet? Conservatives are proud they read more YouTube comments or something?
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Intolerant of intolerance.
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What diemen said. Not sure tolerance of intolerance is something to be super duper proud of.
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So, we're defining tolerance now by how receptive people are to idiots on the Internet? Conservatives are proud they read more YouTube comments or something?


The YouTube comments section can indeed be a truly frightening place. I often go back and forth between who's worse, them or the people in the Yahoo! comments section.
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The YouTube comments section can indeed be a truly frightening place. I often go back and forth between who's worse, them or the people in the Yahoo! comments section.
How is babby formed?
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THEY NEED TO DO WAY lNSTAIN MOTHER>

AOL comments are among the worst I've seen, easily.
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who kill thier babbys.

i've never had the (dis?)pleasure of reading aol comments.
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