A new poll from research organization Gallup has found that women in the United States have become more liberal on average.
The likelihood of women, regardless of age, to identify as liberal increased by 11 points between 1991 and 2021, and has recently slightly declined since then. The greatest spikes in liberal identification in women occur among the youngest and the oldest.
Meanwhile, the number of men identifying as liberal has remained mostly stable—except among two groups: men aged 30 to 49 for a six point increase, and men aged 65 and up for a 6 point increase.
Gallup reports that the country at large remains center-right, with a greater share of the populace identifying as conservatives (36 percent) than liberal (25 percent). Another 36 percent of the country say they are moderate.
Over the last three decades, the percentage of Americans identifying as “liberal” has slowly risen and is one point away from hitting an all-time high. Data shows that liberals are being drawn from the ranks of moderates, while those who identify as conservative has largely remained stable (slightly down from the long-term average of 38 percent).
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