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Progressive voters more likely than conservatives to say committed to peaceful coexistence, poll

Self-identified progressive voters are strikingly more likely than conservative ones to claim a commitment to peaceful co-existence with those with whom they disagree, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

When asked simple where they fell along the political spectrum, respondents were significantly more likely to identify as conservative (42%) compared to liberal (30%). 

Yet when asked if they were “personally committed to coexisting peacefully in mutual tolerance” with individuals on the other end of that spectrum, the two groups had strikingly different responses: 84% of progressives said they were committed to that principal, while just 67% of conservatives did. 

Just the News Daily Poll

RMG Research

Just the News Daily Poll

RMG Research

Just the News Daily Poll

RMG Research


 

The lopsided response comes amid an ongoing debate surrounding “cancel culture,” a phenomenon in which individuals are targeted – very often by progressives – for harassment, career sabotage and other personal attacks because of their perceived prejudice and/or non-progressive beliefs. 

The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from March 4-6, 2021.

Click here to see this poll’s cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll’s methodology and sample demographics.