The Atlantic published a survey which measured exactly how much political prejudice existed out there in America… and who possessed it.

If I did a quick, informal poll of you guys — asking who the most intolerant people on the planet are — I have a feeling that your responses would echo The Atlantic‘s results.

But they were apparently shocked that the most prejudiced people were “whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves.” The report notes that “white, highly educated people are relatively isolated from political diversity,” which I’ve said all along.  The average megachurch in any city has more political diversity than Manhattan.

But here’s where it gets interesting.  The College Fix reports:

Nowhere reflects this lack of diversity than college campuses around America, which are monolithically liberal and notoriously intolerant of conservatism. The intolerance manifests itself both among students, who view conservative ideas as a sort of “violence” from which they need “safety,” and administrators, who often give in to such nonsense.

It’s not too difficult to offer a clue as to why more educated people tend to see their opponents as political caricatures from which the world needs saving. The more of an education one has, the more they are exposed to intolerance from the political left on campus, characterizing conservatives as out-of-touch monsters.

The Atlantic study breaks down political prejudice on a county-by-county basis, allowing us to see that the most politically intolerant spots in America are also the most progressive hotbeds among the educational elite.

Wait, so you’re telling me that snobby, condescending academics are snobby, condescending academics?  The fact that The Atlantic had to do a study on this is telling.

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Hat Tip: The College Fix

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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