More Americans identify as conservative though liberals make up a majority of Democrats

Mail Online | 1/10/2019 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
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More Americans identify as conservative rather than liberal, though the number of liberals continues to hold steady while for the first time a majority of them make up the Democratic Party.

A new Gallup survey found that 35 per cent of Americans said they were conservative while an equal number described themselves as politically moderate.

Quarter - Cent - Gallup

Slightly more than a quarter - 26 per cent - identified as liberal, according to Gallup.

While conservatives still hold an edge over liberals, the gap between the two sides has been narrowing.

Cent - Gap - Conservatives - Liberals

In 1992, there was a 19-per cent gap between conservatives and liberals.

Now the gap is down to just nine points, according to Gallup.

Number - Liberals - Decades

The number of liberals has steadily been increasing over the past three decades.

Seventeen per cent of those surveyed in 1992 said they were liberals, while the number is at 26 per cent in 2018.

Number - Conservatives - Levels - Period

The number of conservatives, however, has remained at or near the same levels during that period.

From 1993 to 2016, those who identified as conservative fell into the range between 36 and 40 per cent.

Figure - Cent - Number - Year

The 2018 figure - 35 per cent - is the identical number from the year before.

Gallup performed 13 surveys which asked 13,000 adults over the course of 2018.

Statistic - Time - Percentage

Another noteworthy statistic indicates that for the first time ever, the percentage of...
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