Boycotts used to be associated with family values conservatives and then the dial changed and economic pressure campaigns have become a leftist weapon while conservative threats of boycotts generally are ignored by Corporate America.
Why? There are a number of reasons. But let’s start with the basic one.
Lefties are far more likely to boycott their political opponents than conservatives are.
By the numbers: 5% of Republicans said they wouldn’t be friends with someone from the opposite party, compared to 37% of Democrats.
71% of Democrats wouldn’t go on a date with someone with opposing views, versus 31% of Republicans.
30% of Democrats — and 7% of Republicans — wouldn’t work for someone who voted differently from them.
And 41% of Dem college students wouldn’t shop at or support a business that voted Republican. Only 7% of Republicans feel the same way.
Economic pressure has become a far more successful lefty strategy because their people are amenable to it while few Republicans are.
What’s 41% vs 7%? A huge economic difference.
Also, the data breakdown shows that the willingness to boycott increases with income.
41% of those earning under 26% would shop and do business with political opponents while only 5% would not. But among those making over $130,000, 10% definitely would not.
9% of Dems definitely would boycott, but only 1% of Republicans definitely would.
Republicans are nicer, more tolerant, and less angry, and more willing to be friends (despite everything you see in the media), but boycotts reward those who are angriest and the most determined.