Educated Bigots

From The Atlantic:

In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves. This finding aligns in some ways with previous research by the University of Pennsylvania professor Diana Mutz, who has found that white, highly educated people are relatively isolated from political diversity. They don’t routinely talk with people who disagree with them; this isolation makes it easier for them to caricature their ideological opponents. (In fact, people who went to graduate school have the least amount of political disagreement in their lives).

This is very true. I only recently left the bubble and decided to discover what the other side has to say. And it turned out that most of the scary stuff we believe in our bubble about “the political Other” is a lie.

And here is also a great piece about the least politically prejudiced county in the country. I checked my county on their map, and it’s pretty politically prejudiced. Which is not stunning given that it’s dominated by the university.

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