posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:42 AM
“Conservatives” Are Single-Largest Ideological Group
Percentage of “liberals” higher this decade than in early ’90s
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as
moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004.
The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s.
I just came across this interesting article, and just had to marvel at this news. Of courseI did notice that more people are indeed conservative in
their views, but I find it interesting that it doesnt ever reflect that on any of the MSM, save for Fox Channel. What always struck me as odd is the
fact that conservative radio, television, and books are almost always on top of their game trumping over liberal outlets everytime. NOw with this, I
dont know why some people ridicule Fox or conservative media, when it clearly has better ratings, readers, listeners, than the liberal media outlets
combined, and this fact that more Americans identify themselves as conservative.
I also find it interesting how the older the group, the more conservative they are. Maybe is it because they are wiser and learned what liberalsim is
All kidding aside folks, I dont want to turn this into a conservative vs liberal rock'em sock'em fest/ flame war. I just want to hear other
thoughts on why conservatism is being scorned, and oldfashioned, when clearly conservatism is more favorable than liberalism.
[edit on 6/15/2009 by GenRadek]