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Results show that politics are discussed a fair but not overwhelming amount.

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However, the longer they have been at Dartmouth, the more likely a student is to have experienced this: 24 percent of senior respondents said they lost a friend over politics compared to 13 percent of sophomore respondents and seven percent of freshmen respondents.

Beyond relations between students, politics do not seem to seep into academic decisions.

About a quarter of respondents said that knowing a professor is a Republican (26 percent) or a Socialist (23 percent) would make them more unlikely to take a class.

Fewer students indicate a Libertarian (16 percent) or Democratic professor (6 percent) would dissuade them from taking a class.

About a third (30 percent) said learning someone had opposite political beliefs would make them less likely to trust the person.

The influence of personal politics does not permeate academics as much; only 19 percent of respondents said they would be less likely to study with someone with opposing political views, and for “working on class projects with them” it was 18 percent.

For example, 83 percent of women said they would be less likely to date someone with opposing political views compared to 56 percent of men.

Is this influence of politics so pervasive that it determines whether friendships on campus last or end? When asked whether they ever lost a friend because of disagreement over politics at Dartmouth, 85 percent of respondents said no.

Forty-two percent of respondents said that knowing this would make them less likely to befriend them, while 54 percent said it would make no difference.

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