A new poll shows that the number of Americans identifying themselves as “social conservatives” has hit its highest point in over 10 years.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the latest poll from Gallup shows that 38 percent of Americans identify as socially conservative, marking a 5-point increase from 33 percent in 2022 and the highest mark for this label since 2012. Meanwhile, only 29 percent of Americans identified as “socially liberal,” down from 33 percent last year.
“For most of the past eight years, Americans were about as likely to say they were liberal as conservative on social issues,” said Gallup in the summary of its findings. “This year, there is a more obvious conservative advantage.”
“Greater social conservatism may be fostering an environment more favorable to passing conservative-leaning social legislation, especially in Republican-dominated states,” Gallup continued.
The political landscape has shifted dramatically towards the Right in recent years, especially with regards to abortion and the LGBTQ agenda. More Americans identify as pro-life, culminating in the landmark decision by the Supreme Court last year to overturn Roe v. Wade after 49 years and return the matter of abortion back to the individual states.
Following greater scrutiny on the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism in public schools during the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, grassroots conservatives began actively protesting school board meetings across the country, with many being elected to replace liberal school board members.
Furthermore, this year’s “pride month” celebrating deviant sexualities has instead seen numerous boycotts of various companies that promote transgenderism. The beer company Bud Light has lost $27 billion and has been forced to buy back expired beer from shelves, after launching a disastrous sponsorship campaign with Dylan Mulvaney, a male actor who believes he is a woman. Meanwhile, Target has lost $15 billion in market value after debuting a line of pro-transgender swimsuits and clothing, particularly aimed at young children.