Saturday, June 26, 2010

According to Gallup, Conservatives outnumber Liberals in the U.S., but it's not as simple as that...

If you scroll down on the page and look at what people who identify as Democrats say they are the picture gets a little bit more complicated. This is because the amount of Democrats who say that they're moderates is close to the number who say they're liberal, while people who say that they're Conservative form the vast majority of Republicans. What this means is that a big percentage of the people who identify as moderates are actually liberals because they support the Democratic party, but they don't identify themselves as the label 'liberal' because that denotes a sort of militancy in today's society in the U.S. that they might not feel they go along with.

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