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Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Society | 8 comments

Conservative Still The Leading U.S. Political Ideology


Americans’ political ideology at the midyear point of 2011 looks similar to 2009 and 2010, with 41% self-identifying as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.

I’ll make you a bet: Political identification will swing in this country between 2015 and 2020 at about the same rate as we’ve seen the swing on same-sex marriage.

I’ve got no data to back that opinion up. I just believe it takes a while to let go of long-held labels.