Politicians use polls to gage how Americans feel on the issues
GALLUP~ Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June.
40% of Americans describe their political views as conservative
36% as moderate
20% as liberal
This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.
Where do you stand on the other Poll Issues: (See Below)
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:32 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Perceptions that there is too much government regulation of business and industry jumped from 38% in September 2008 to 45% in September 2009.
The percentage of Americans saying they would like to see labor unions have less influence in the country rose from 32% in August 2008 to a record-high 42% in August 2009.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:09 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Americans' belief that the global warming problem is "exaggerated" in the news rose from 35% in March 2008 to 41% in March 2009.
The percentage of Americans who consider themselves "pro-life" on abortion rose from 44% in May 2008 to 51% in May 2009, and remained at a slightly elevated 47% in July 2009.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:10 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
The propensity to want the government to "promote traditional values" -- as opposed to "not favor any particular set of values" -- rose from 48% in 2008 to 53% in 2009.
Current support for promoting traditional values is the highest seen in five years.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:11 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:21 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 8:21 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Well, its the Gallup Poll. They are very trusted in their research method and for being non-biased. I don't live my life by polls, unlike politicians, but you do get the sense of the feelings of your fellow citizens. What I find interesting is the fact the leading democrats will stand up and tell you the majority of Americans favor UHC and then you see the polls which tells you something completely different. They don't quote their source (just polls show). Then you realize they either out-and-out lie, or they think if they say it then - POOF! - it's true.
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:30 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
i am suprised, however, to see some of those results. personally, i didn't think the country was leaning conservative/traditional. and from what i 'hear', most people are still OK with govt regulation/control. ''dey wuldn't be da gubment iffen dey ditn no what deys doin..doh!'' *sign* where do i stand? i think you know.
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:34 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:50 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Nov. 1, 2009