Apparently, people don’t want to date Trump supporters — and conservatives think this is a form of “authoritarianism.”
One essay in particular, published in The National Review, addresses the anti-Trump preference: According to the piece, survey found that out of of 1,500 Ivy League-educated women, only six percent would willingly date a Trump supporter — excluding those who already supported him. This aligns with the results of a 2020 Pew Research Center study, which found that 71 percent of single Democrats would “probably or definitely not” consider dating one, either.
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Several other studies have reached similar conclusions, but conservatives are fed up with being on the other end of “discrimination,” and claim that the popular predilection held by “many young elite Americans” (primarily Ivy League students) demonstrates a desire for “progressive authoritarianism.” They define as “a belief system that justifies infringing rights to equal treatment or free speech in the name of the emotional ‘safety’ of historically marginalized…groups.”
The piece also cites research that found that women outside the Ivy Leagues aren’t particularly keen on Trump supporters, either. 87 percent of non-Trump supporting women college students wouldn’t date a Trump supporter, and majority of Republicans actually felt the same way: Only 58 percent of anti-Trump republicans would date a pro-Trump individual.
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They also addressed a 2019 Pew study which found that among all women college graduates under age the age 30, 91 percent would willingly date a Clinton supporter, while only 17 percent would date a Trump supporter. Men’s numbers weren’t too far off: 90 percent would date a Pro-Clinton partner and just 33 percent would date someone who’s Pro-Trump.
“As Millennials take power, this generational earthquake is set to shake the foundations of the cultural elite to its core, leading to pervasive discrimination against, and censorship of, conservative views,” the piece said of this trend.
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The essay also went onto concur with another National Review writer, who argued “that those who politically discriminate are acting in precisely the same manner as those who justify prejudice against Muslims or Jews.”
If we had to guess, people probably don’t want to date anyone who so wilfully compares political dating preferences — which relate to much more important lifestyle choices like how they feel about things like abortion LGBTQ+ rights — to that of religious discrimination, but whatever makes them feel better.
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