Despite the media’s and White House’s efforts to promote a liberal agenda, recent polls indicate that America is moving towards a more conservative stance. Gallup’s latest Values and Beliefs Survey reveals that conservatives now outnumber liberals on both social policies and the economy, which are two major issues currently facing the nation.
Gallup states that Americans have been equally divided between liberals and conservatives on social issues for the past eight years. However, there has been a noticeable shift towards conservatism this year, primarily driven by increasing social conservatism among Republicans. The ongoing national debates on topics like transgender rights and abortion have played a role in fueling this conservative backlash.
According to the survey, 38% of respondents identified as socially conservative, while 29% identified as liberal. This marks a significant shift from the previous year when the split was evenly divided at 34%. The remaining 31% identified as moderates. It is worth noting that this is the highest proportion of socially conservative individuals since 2012.
Gallup’s analysis suggests that the public’s reaction to clashing social policies enacted by states has contributed to this shift. Additionally, the survey highlights that younger individuals have become more conservative on social issues, indicating a generational change in attitudes.
Furthermore, the nation’s economic conservatism has also seen an increase, with conservatives now holding a significant 2-1 advantage. Even when excluding references to specific issues and asking about overall political leanings, the conservative advantage over liberals grows, with 40% identifying as conservative, 31% as moderate, and 26% as liberal.
These findings demonstrate a notable conservative trend in American society, signaling a shift away from the liberal agenda pushed by the media and the current administration. The survey suggests that Americans are embracing conservative principles and values on social and economic matters, reflecting a desire for traditional values, limited government intervention, and personal responsibility.