Monday, November 02, 2009

Conservatives Are Top Ideological Group

A recent Gallup® poll found that conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009. The data is based on 16 separate Gallup surveys conducted from January through September of this year, encompassing more than 5,000 national adults per quarter. Americans who describe themselves as "very conservative" or "conservative" make up 39 to 41 percent. Between 35 and 37 percent call themselves "moderate," while those calling themselves "very liberal" or "liberal" has consistently remained between 20 and 21 percent. Changes among political independents appear to be the main reason the percentage of conservatives has increased nationally over the past year. The 35 percent of independents describing their views as conservative in 2009 is up from 29 percent in 2008. Click here for full report. []

(From FotF's Pastor's Weekly Briefing)

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