Poll: 22 Percent Of Americans Identify Or Lean Libertarian

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October 29, 2013 11:22 a.m.

Twenty-two percent of Americans identify as libertarian or lean libertarian, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Seven percent are “consistent” libertarians, while 15 percent lean libertarian, according to the survey.

The poll found that libertarians tend to be non-Hispanic white, young and male. Ninety-four percent are non-Hispanic whites, 62 percent are below age 50 and 68 percent are men.

Libertarians also typically identify with the GOP — 45 percent are Republicans while five percent are Democrats.

The Public Religion Research Institute surveyed a random sample of 2,317 adults online Sept. 21-Oct. 3 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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