PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Between the Change.org petition to disband the Electoral College and the anti-Trump protests that followed, the 2016 election was a stressful one to say the least.
A new study is now suggesting that liberals were more intolerant online than their conservative counterparts.READ MORE: 2 Men Injured, 1 In Critical Condition, After Allegheny West Shooting: Police
A survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 24 percent of Democrats say they blocked, unfriended or stopped following someone on social media after the election because of their political posts.
Meanwhile, only 9 percent of Republicans and independents say they eliminated someone from their “friends” group for the same reason.READ MORE: ACLU Announces Philadelphia Police Pilot Program As Alternate To Stop And Frisk
Their research found that liberals are also less likely to admit when and why they de-friend someone compared to conservatives and moderates.
And if you’re wondering why cousin Jade isn’t at Christmas dinner this year, it may be that she changed her plans to avoid the potential political conflict.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Kareen Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
According to PRRI’s report, 10 percent of Democrats and 2 percent of Republicans said they plan on spending less time with or are even planning to avoid certain family members because of their political views.