42% of Dems Believe Most Conservatives Deplorable; 52% of GOP Believe Most Liberals Are Snowflakes

Forty-two percent (42%) of Democratic voters believe most conservatives are deplorable. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found the 52% of Republicans believe most liberals are snowflakes.

The survey found that most Democrats believe most liberals care about the environment (64%), are committed to individual freedom (64%), care about the poor (62%), are committed to equality (62%), are thoughtful (60%), caring (55%), believe racism plays a major role in society (55%), and support Political Correctness (52%) (see question wording and crosstab results).

Republican perceptions of liberals are, not surprisingly, quite different. Most Republicans believe most liberals support illegal immigration (70%), encourage people to see themselves as victims (64%), believe racism plays a major role in society (62%), believe big government can solve most problems (61%), are extremists (55%), feminists (55%), socialist (54%), support Political Correctness (53%) and are Snowflakes (52%).

Looking at the other side of the perceived ideological divide, most Democrats believe most conservatives are anti-immigrant (57%) and patriotic (51%). Nearly half believe most conservatives favor limited government (49%), are racist (47%), hate Political Correctness (47%), religious (46%), extremists (44%), sexist (43%), and Deplorable (42%).

Most Republicans believe most conservatives are patriotic (80%), committed to individual freedom (76%), believe in individual responsibility (74%), are caring (70%), thoughtful (67%), committed to equality (66%), care about the poor (63%), are religious (62%), care about the environment (58%), and believe in limited government (57%) (see question wording and crosstab results).

Among all voters:

  • 29% believe liberals are mean spirited; 22% say the same about conservatives.
  • 30% believe conservatives are pragmatic and 29% say that word applies to liberals.
  • 34% see liberals as extremists and 27% see conservatives that way.
  • 25% believe most conservatives are racist; 22% believe most liberals are racist.
  • 51% believe most conservatives are committed to individual freedom; 48% believe most liberals share that commitment.

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This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters addressing views of conservatives was conducted November 14-15, 2018 and a separate survey on November 15-16, 2018 addressed views of liberals. Both surveys were conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Both surveys have a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

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