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Social Conservatism on the Rise in the US

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Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey indicates that social conservatism has reached a 10-year high. The intense woke narrative that defies all logic has caused the pendulum to swing in the other direction. Around 38% of all respondents said they are “very conservative” on social issues compared to 33% in 2022 and 30% in 2021. Those identifying as very socially liberal have declined in the past two years to 29%, while moderates represent 31%. The woke agenda has permitted the media, politicians, and classrooms over this time, and Americans are not in agreement.

Republicans are leaning more to the right, with 74% now identifying as very socially conservative compared to 60% in 2021. Independents presented a slight increase year-on-year from 24% to 29%. Younger adults are more likely to identify as socially conservative on issues now compared to prior years, with a six percentage point uptick among the 18 to 29-year-old group over the past two years.

Americans are also more likely to favor economically conservative policies, with 44% saying they are conservative or very conservative and 33% saying their views are moderate. Those identifying as conservative economically averaged 40% from 2020 to 2022, but that figure is now 46%, the highest since 2012. Notably, the poll was distributed during the debt ceiling debate.

While Democrats are still less likely to lean fiscally conservative, there is a shift away from far-left ideologies that have become just absurd. Socially conservative a few years ago did not include pronouns, hundreds of genders, trans children, or sex education in elementary schools. It is refreshing that the masses are not blindly caving to this woke agenda of a genderless society where everyone in the wealthiest nation in the world identifies as a victim.