A near majority of female college students and most college Democrats would rather not have a roommate who is a Republican, judging from an NBC survey. 62% of all college Democrats would like to avoid living with a Republican. A much smaller 32 percent of all college Republicans would like to avoid living with a Democrat.
Because Democrats heavily outnumber Republicans on campus, this survey indicates that a large fraction of college students would like to avoid Republicans. Female college students, who are mostly Democrats, often want to avoid living with a Republican. 55% of female college students — and an even larger percentage of female college Democrats — answered “probably not” or “definitely not” to the question, “Could you see yourself choosing to room with someone who supported the opposing 2020 president candidate.”
The College Fix reports:
College Democrats are less likely than their Republican classmates to want to room with someone of the opposite political party, according to a new survey released by NBC.
NBC asked 1,077 sophomore students if they could “see [themselves] choosing to room with someone who supported the opposing 2020 presidential candidate as the one [they] supported.”
Thirty-five percent of Democratic students answered “Probably not” and another 27 percent picked “Definitely not.” Republican sophomores answered 20 percent and 12 percent respectively.
Male students were more open to living with someone of a different political party than female students. Seventy percent of male students said they “Definitely” or “Probably” would live someone with opposite political views, while only 44 percent of females picked one of these two options….Students of all racial backgrounds also expressed optimism about their own future, with black students expressing the highest optimism levels (89 percent). Eighty-seven percent of both white and Hispanic students expressed optimism in their future. Nearly three in four Asians, 74 percent, were optimistic about their future.
This optimism comes despite the fact that 46 percent of students said they had experienced depression in the past year, while 67 percent struggled with anxiety.