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People gather on Independence Mall to hear Hillary Clinton speak. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

A new Cato Institute survey reveals that 61% of Hillary Clinton voters say it's "hard" to be friends with Trump voters, versus 34% of Trump voters who feel the same about Clinton's supporters.

Why it matters: This is just another example of how deeply the election is still impacting people.

Other take-aways from Cato's survey:

  • 63% of Republicans believe journalists are "an enemy of the American people."
  • The majority of Americans believe their local TV station is more balanced than outlets like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox News.
  • 50% of Americans believe businesses should be required to serve LGBT people, but 68% do not think a baker should be required to bake "a special-order wedding cake for a same-sex wedding" if it violates religious beliefs.
  • 51% of Hispanics, and 40% of African Americans, are in favor of making it illegal to say disrespectful or offensive things about police, compared to 32% of white Americans who feel the same.
  • 65% of Americans believe colleges should expose students to diverse viewpoints, even if they're offensive or biased. About 50%, however, believe that speakers like those who disrespect police or who say illegal immigrants should be deported, shouldn't be allowed to speak on college campuses.
  • 51% of current college and grad students believe "disrespectful people don't deserve free speech rights."
  • 71% of Americans believe "political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have."

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