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Poll: 'Consistent liberals' most likely to unfriend you over politics

Poll: 'Consistent liberals' most likely to unfriend you over politics

That finding comes from a new poll from Pew Research, which revealed a number of differences in the way conservatives, liberals, and moderates use social media. Perhaps least surprising is the fact that those with more polarized political views — here labeled "consistent conservatives" and "consistent liberals" — are most likely to pay attention to politics on sites like Facebook and Twitter. They are also more likely to follow issue-based groups, pundits, and politicians than those with mixed views.

Where the results get more interesting, however, is in interactions with other users: Nearly half of "consistent conservatives" and one third of "consistent liberals" report that they agree with most or all of the political posts they see from Facebook friends, which suggests that the more conservative or liberal you are, the more you self-segregate politically. And finally, "consistent liberals" are indeed most likely to unfriend you over politics.