Study Suggests Suffolk County Is The Most 'Politically Intolerant' Place Nationwide17:00

The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Here in Boston and in Massachusetts, it's well-documented that politically, we lean to the left. Statewide, there are three times as many registered Democrats as there are Republicans.

But does that mean we are politically intolerant of other view points?

According to a new study recently published in the Atlantic, Suffolk County may be the most politically intolerant county in the entire country.

Data for the study was analyzed by PredictWise, in an effort to determine whether some communities in America are demonstrably more or less politically forgiving than others.


Amanda Ripley, contributing writer for the Atlantic and senior fellow at the Emerson Collective. She tweets @amandaripley.

Ed Lyons, Massachusetts Republican activist and political writer. He tweets @mysteriousrook.

Jordan Berg Powers, executive director for MassAlliance, which tweets @massalliance.

This segment aired on March 11, 2019.

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