A new poll by Gallup released first this summer and again this fall reports that the number of American conservatives is larger than that of liberals or moderates. In a poll, 40% identified themselves as conservatives, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal.
Americans moved to the right on several issues as well, one of which I found to be most encouraging and relevant for NeW. In 2008, 48% surveyed wanted to “promote traditional values.” In 2009, the number of Americans who supported traditional values jumped to 53%.
Wow! You would never know those facts if you paid attention to mainstream media solely. This should be encouraging news to NeW women to keep fighting for our beliefs. A majority of Americans favor traditional values, and we have a great opportunity to speak out for what we believe. Let’s continue to advocate for these issues on our campuses and be a strong united voice!