In recent weeks, uproar over Silicon Valley’s alleged bias against republicans has intensified–from Project Veritas secretly filming Twitter works to fuelled Google engineer James Damore suing his former bos for supposedly discriminating against white-hots, males, and republicans at a company that is 69 percentage white and 56 percentage male.
Now Lincoln Network, a right-leaning political group for tech craftsmen, wants to enter the fraca as a spokesperson of reason–armed with data.
“I think everyone agrees that this topic is not going away, ” says Lincoln Network cofounder Garrett Johnson, a former Rhodes Scholar who sold his Y Combinator-backed messaging startup in 2016. Johnson says Lincoln Network wants to “constructively engage in this conversation, ” in hopes of improving the work environment at tech companies.
Over the past couple of months, Lincoln Network conducted an on-line Survey of 387 employees of firms like Google, Facebook, Apple, Uber, and Salesforce, plus one-on-one interviews with 23 respondents who agreed to speak anonymously. Respondents volunteered to make the survey results after meeting the link online or on internal gatherings at companionships like Google.
The survey knew employees who identify as republican or very conservative are increasingly unpleasant at work. Two-thirds or more of respondents who describe themselves as libertarian, conservative or very conservative “says hes” feel little pleasant sharing their ideological notions with colleagues since Google shot Damore in August. But simply 30 percentage of liberals and 14 percent of people who say they are very liberal feel that way.