Eighteen percent (18%) of voters hold some political views that would shock their close friends and family members. A ScottRasmussen.com national poll found that 67% don’t have any shocking views while 16% are not sure.
Nearly a third (30%) of voters under 35 think some of their views might shock friends and family. Just 7% of senior citizens say the same (see crosstab results).
Only 19% of voters say all their close friends and family members know their important political beliefs. Another 31% say most do. However, 50% say no more than half of their friends and family know their politics.
Data released earlier showed that few voters consider political affiliations as an important part of their identity. Still, the latest survey found that 20% have lost a friendship due to political differences.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted July 24-25, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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