There’s been some talk about friendships in politics thanks to an article that appeared in the Atlantic describing how willing conservatives and leftists are willing to go outside their ideological circles to make friends.
As highlighted by the Atlantic, the contrast is striking:
Out conservatives may face social isolation. Roughly 92 percent of conservatives said they would be friends with a liberal, and just 3 percent said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend. Would UNC be a better place without conservatives? About 22 percent of liberals said yes. Would it be a better place without liberals? Almost 15 percent of conservatives thought so.