Gallup: Conservatives Still Outnumber Liberals in USA

CNS News | 1/8/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) -- A new survey shows that, in America, conservatives outnumber liberals 35% to 26% -- another 35% of Americans define themselves as moderates.

In the survey, Gallup asked, "How would you describe your political views -- very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal or very liberal?"

Percent - Adults - Percent - Liberal - Percent

Thirty-five percent of the adults surveyed said they were "very conservative/conservative." Twenty-six percent said they were "liberal/very liberal." Thirty-five percent said they were "moderate."

This shows that conservatives outnumber liberals in America by at least 9 percentage points.

Americans - Assessment - Ideology - Year - Gallup

"Americans' assessment of their political ideology was unchanged in 2018 compared with the year prior," said Gallup. "Although conservatives continue to outnumber liberals, the gap in conservatives' favor has narrowed from 19 percentage points in Gallup's 1992 baseline measurement to nine points each of the past two years." (Emphasis added.)

"Since 1992, the percentage of Americans identifying as liberal has risen from 17% then to 26% today," said the polling firm. "This has been mostly offset by a shrinking percentage of moderates, from 43% to 35%."

"Meanwhile, from 1993 to 2016 the...
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