Democrats significantly lose more friends from disagreements about COVID-19 than Republicans do according to a new U.S. national poll.
24 percent of Democrats responded “yes” versus only 15 percent of GOP voters who said they lost friends because of differences in opinion about the Chinese Wuhan Virus. Independents were closer to the overall number at 18 percent.
The survey, released Thursday by YouGov asked respondents “Have you lost any friendships because of differences in opinion related to the COVID-19 pandemic?”
Overall, 20 percent responded “yes,” 68 percent responded “no,” and another 11 percent replied “Don’t know.”
Among Democrats, 40 percent said they’ve lost a close friend or family member to the disease, while 26 percent of Republicans said the same.