Report: Democrats More Than Twice as Likely to Block Friends on Social Media over Politics

Democrats are more than twice as likely to block people on social media for their political views, according to a report by PRRI.

Despite only 13% of the public admitting to have blocked, unfriended, or unfollowed someone due to their political beliefs, Democrats are more than twice as likely than Republicans to do so, with 24% of Democrats admitting to blocking or unfriending someone over political differences, versus 9% of Republicans.

“Political liberals are also far more likely than conservatives to say they removed someone from their social media circle due to what they shared online (28% vs. 8%, respectively),” revealed PRRI in their report, adding, “Eleven percent of moderates say they blocked, unfollowed, or unfriended someone due to what they posted online.”

“There is also a substantial gender gap. Women are twice as likely as men to report removing people from their online social circle because of the political views they expressed online (18% vs. 9%, respectively),” they continued. “Three in ten (30%) Democratic women say they removed an individual from their online social network because of a political opinion they expressed, while only 14% of Democratic men reported doing this. Republican men and women are about equally as likely to say they blocked, unfollowed, or unfriended someone on social media because of political posts (10% vs. 8%, respectively).”

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