Posted by | February 13, 2012 11:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Richard Florida of The Atlantic explains Gallup polling data that shows why more Americans identify as being conservative rather than liberal.

…conservatives outnumber liberals by nearly two to one. Forty percent identify as conservative, 36 percent as moderate, and 21 percent liberal…

There are four states where conservatives make up more than half the population: Mississippi, Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama. Conservatives make up more than 40 percent in 20 more states. Liberals now outnumber conservatives in just one state, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia…

The correlation between religion and the increase in conservatism over the past year is also considerable. As American states become more religious, they also become more conservative.

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