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Liberals are on the Rise

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of self-identified liberals over the past decade. According to Gallup, back in 2002 only 19 percent of Americans considered themselves to be liberals while now that number is 23 percent. From Gallup:

Ideological Self-Identification, Annual Averages, 1992-2013

The growth in liberals is coming at the expense of so-called moderates. Since 2002 moderates went from 39 percent of the population to only 34 percent.

We are becoming a more ideologically divided country and that in turn is making our politics more partisan.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at