Another poll down, and the results are rather interesting:
- 18.75% of you said “yes.”
- 43.75% of you said “sometimes.”
- 37.5% of you said “no.”
What does this tell me? That I need to ask another question. If most of you continue reading authors whose politics you disagree with (given that the largest group–the “sometimes” group–still reads some of the authors they disagree with), then the big question is related to how you continue reading them. That’ll be in the new poll.
As to my thoughts on the question (in case you didn’t see my response in the comments section many days ago): I have stopped reading a number of authors whose work I can no longer separate from their politics. In almost all cases where I vehemently disagree with an author, I’ve simply stopped reading. To be fair, though, there aren’t that many authors who ended up in the “no read” pile. Most authors I can’t stand personally still end up on my reading list, but I have found better ways to avoid giving them my support politically (such as not buying their work).
But I’m going to save that for the next poll (coming soon).