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POLL RESULTS - "Divided we fall" poll

Well. Damn. That was interesting...not exactly what I expected, but very interesting.

The survey was posted to liberal, conservatism, ljdemocrats, pro_republican, anti_bush, conservachicks, antiwar, hip_republicans, and here.



When asked about the misconceptions people thought the opposing view had, the majority of responses followed the worst media stereotypes. That is, the liberals mainly thought conservatives saw them as anti-American, immoral, and anti-religious. The conservatives mainly thought the liberals saw them as Bible-thumping racist dummies. The top 5 responses for each group are listed below:

How Conservatives Think Liberals View Them

Zealot - Bible Thumper
(19.7%) (19.7%)


Bigot - Racist/Homophobic
(15.8%) (15.8%)


Dumb/Provincial
(11.8%) (11.8%)


Warmonger
(5.3%) (5.3%)


Rich
(5.3%) (5.3%)

Top 5 answers counted for 57.9% of all responses.


How Liberals Think Conservatives View Them

Unpatriotic - Hate America
(17.1%) (17.1%)


Poor Morals/Lack of Principles
(11.8%) (11.8%)


Anti-Religious
(9.2%) (9.2%)


Pro-Abortion (as opposed to Pro-Choice)
(7.8%) (7.8%)


Wimps, Weak on Terror
(7.8%) (7.8%)

Top 5 answers counted for 53.9% of all responses.


Now here's the weird thing - the 5 highest biases people had against each other rarely coincided with what the other side thought they were. Many of those responses were also non-partisan and were roughly the same for both conservatives and liberals. Here's the top 2/3 of all answers:


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Biases We Have Against Each Other (66% of all responses)

Close Minded - Intolerant of opposing views

(15.2%) 15.2% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(13.5%) 13.5% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Poor judgment - Rely on emotions/beliefs instead of logic/facts

(7.6%) 7.6% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(6.8%) 6.8% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Controlling - Want to impose their morals/will on others

(3.0%) 3.0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(8.1%) 8.1% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Gullible (Institutionally) - Believe blindly in Bush or "Big Government"

(6.1%) 6.1% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(5.4%) 5.4% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Hypocrites - Have double standards

(4.5%) 4.5% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(6.8%) 6.8% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Too forgiving/Not enough responsibility on the individual

(12.1%) 12.1% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(0%) 0% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Selfish - Take care of their own needs first

(0%) 0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(6.8%) 6.8% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Gullible (General) - Believe bad news sources, etc.

(3.0%) 3.0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(4.1%) 4.1% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Elitists

(6.1%) 6.1% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(1.4%) 1.4% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Rely too heavily on Capitalism

(0%) 0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(5.4%) 5.4% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Poor morals/Lack of Principles

(4.5%) 4.5% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(1.4%) 1.4% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Ignorant/Out of touch/Unrealistic

(3.0%) 3.0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(2.7%) 2.7% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>

Rely too heavily on Religion

(0%) 0% of Conservatives believe this of Liberals


(5.4%) 5.4% of Liberals believe this of Conservatives</p>


After reading through this, please answer the appropriate follow-up poll posted on the reuniting_usa community page. Thanks.
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