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Americans Remain Highly Intolerant of Each Other’s Political Views

It’s 2016 all over again when it comes to Americans’ political views and how they impact family and friends – even though it’s an off-election year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the past. Only 11% say they are more tolerant of political differences, while 14% regard the level of political tolerance as about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 29-30, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 29-30, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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