Poll: More Americans Identify Themselves As Conservative On Social Issues, Economy

A new poll shows that Americans are more likely to identify themselves as conservative on both economic and social issues.

That was the outcome of Gallup’s annual “Values and Beliefs” poll, which surveyed adults aged 18 and over nationwide from May 3 to May 6.  

Among those who participated in the poll, more twice as many described themselves as conservative on the issue of the economy as liberal: 46 percent to 20 percent.  On social issues, 38 percent identify themselves as conservative while 28 percent call themselves liberal.  


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