by John Nolte
Polling of “white liberals” compared to “white conservatives” shows increased approval of political violence among white liberals since 2016 and decreased tolerance among white conservatives.
The poll asked, “How much do you feel it is justified for people to use violence to pursue their political goals?”
Here is the breakdown of those who said violence is “not at all” justified:
In 2016, 87 percent of white liberals said violence is “not at all” justified. In 2020, that number dropped five points to 82 percent.
In 2016, 88 percent of white conservatives said “not at all.” In 2020, that number jumped seven points to 95 percent.