The author explores the issue on whether or not mutual feelings in couples towards the current President unite or divides them. To gather his data, he polled several of his Facebook friends and family. He concludes that about nine out of ten couples seem to share the same opinion on Trump, (like or dislike) and there only seems to be a handful of “divided” relationships in between.
- As I’ve watched Trump-inspired vitriol dominate my Facebook feed over the past few months, I couldn’t recall seeing a husband and wife, or any couple for that matter, on opposite sides of the fight.
- These instances all had a few things in common: 1) They were all heterosexual relationships; 2) The male member of the relationship was the Trump supporter; and 3) They were all at least 50 years of age or older.
- Our analytics also told us that people who live in urban areas, particularly Blacks and Hispanics, were much more likely than average to be in an undivided relationship. People with the highest education levels were likewise more likely to agree with their significant other on Trump
“Maybe a loving couple can disagree on immigration or health care or taxes and still sleep in the same bed. Disagree on Trump, however, and you have a problem on your hands – unless you can find a way to ignore it altogether.”